1st Graders focus on their family histories

Aligned with the first graders’ homeroom study of how one’s family history provides insight into one’s own personal identity, the students have finished drawing & painting their self-portraits and are now transforming them into family portraits.  Each student is developing the background of his/her picture by adding imagery from the memory of family events or from knowledge of his/her family’s history (which the students have been discussing with Ms. Robidoux and Ms. Saito).

The task is proving challenging as the students must determine how to represent, visually, what they envision in their minds and can discuss verbally.  See some of the students, below, as they work to develop their family portraits.