As part of their All About Me Theme, Hoot Owls have been learning about different kinds of families. Based on the book, The House That Jill Built by Phyllis Root, the students built their own homes both real and imagined. They were encouraged to draw their family members inside. Many Hoot Owls also constructed a narrative about their families while working on this activity.
In addition to learning about different kinds of families, Hoot Owls also learned that skin comes in lots of different beautiful colors. They read The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler and The Colors Of Us by Karen Katz. Just like in the book, The Colors Of Us, the students mixed red, brown, yellow and white to make their own unique skin colors. Later, they used mirrors to study their facial features. The Hoot Owls paid special attention to their eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair to create their first self-portraits of the year!