We’ve been working on our body sculptures for the last week. We painted our hands and feet to make prints to use at the ends of strips of paper for our hands and feet. We painted a paper bag to resemble a t-shirt and stuffed it with newspaper once it was dry. We painted our own faces and attached them to the paper bag along with the arms and legs. Here’s a picture of what they looked like when completed.
Today during the mat session we pondered who was the tallest in our class. One boy suggested that he was even though he is probably amongst the shortest. I asked him to come forward and said, “J thinks he is the tallest in our class. Who thinks they are taller?” One of the girl’s suggested that she was so we asked her to come forward and we stood them back to back and decided that she was taller. (She was almost a head taller!) I then asked if anyone thought they were taller and E said he was so we repeated the process and decided that he was indeed taller and the tallest in our class. We repeated this process to find the shortest in our class.
At the activity table we introduced the children to the height measuring stand and told them we could find out exactly how tall they are. We recorded the information on a piece of paper. We also showed them how a scale worked and told them in measured how much they weigh. We weighed each child and recorded their weight also. We glued this information to their body sculptures.