First graders began taking about using context clues to gather emotional information during their regular class. To tie into this, we talked about emotion in art. Students worked with a friend and took turns making and drawing different emotions. We started with easy emotions like happy and sad. The second day we took a vote as a class on what some other fun emotions to draw might be. Some classes did silly, some classes did angry. It was a very fun time had by all!!
The second day, we started talking about what emotions we chose and how color could change the emotion of a picture. We discussed as a class how different colors made us feel. Blue made some students feel sad, but others said that blue made them feel silly. Students then used tempera cakes to paint their pictures to reflect and enhance their emotion. Once everything was dry, we use sour handy dandy glue sponges to glue them all together into a photo strip!