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Can you guess what feeling
Sofia was expressing?
I wonder if Roy is happy.
Grace was the only child who liked this
 photograph as she made a connection
to this image. It reminded her of when
 she visited the prairie.
When we gathered for group time on Wednesday, I asked the children if they could express themselves by just using facial expressions.  They all thought that they could easily do that.  I took their pictures and showed them so they could see how others perceive their expressions.  After viewing the pictures, the children thought their messages were loud and clear.
Simone stood up and started to dance
when she saw this picture because the
picture made her feel happy and warm.

This exercise has led us to look at how photographers use photos to express stories, thoughts, feelings and ideas.  We looked at a number of different photos and the children commented to how the picture made them feel, what story was being told, what they thought of or simply if they liked it or not.  It was interesting to see what one child thought was beautiful another may not.  This exercise helped us listen to one another as we talked about our thoughts and learn about another perspective.

"I feel scared" said Alfie.
On Thursday, the entire class gathered to learn some dance moves for the year end concert.

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