This is my first week with our youngest kiddos at Zamo. I introducing them to this Mo Willems
book was a pretty perfect way to start the year:)
We found out what the jobs of an author and illustrator are, while seeing and then practicing using line to make shapes and feelings. As I read the book, I would stop on different pages so they could tell me how Gerald the elephant was feeling by the type of line Mo used to draw his mouth. Kids also got to see how just a couple lines next to a character could make it look like he or she was moving.
The drawing is pretty direct- I pre-drew the head shape and we went through the character parts step by step. Kids had choices for type of trunk, leg position, and pupil placement. I love the expression that is present in so many of the drawing the kids did.
It's going to be a fun year with these little ones:)
Look at those wrinkles!
Gerald isn't sold on Piggie being where he is.
My goodness, these are the cutest little elephants I ever did see. The line on my face curves upward on both sides!ReplyDelete