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First Grade: “When I’m 100 Years Old” Self Portraits

In celebration of our upcoming 100th day of school, first graders created these portraits of a 100-year-old imagined self. We were inspired by the bittersweet photographic collection by Tom Hussey titled, ReflectionsThe photographs portray elderly individuals looking at a reflection of their younger self in a mirror. If you haven’t seen these photographs, you really need to check them out! My students responded to each image with excitement, sensitivity, empathy and endless curiosity, given the use of photoshopping techniques.

Here are some comments from the first grade artists in response to the question, “How will you have changed by the time you are 100 years old?”:

-“I’ll know everything!”

-“I’ll have grandkids…Wait…I’ll have kids AND grandkids! Oh my God!!!”

-“I’ll have so many wrinkles I’ll probably look like my dog!”

-“I’ll have glasses”

-“My head will be shiny because I’ll probably be bald”

-“I’ll know all about the world”

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First Grade: Soul/Sole Necklaces

First graders created these beautiful homophone necklaces. Homophones are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and carry different meanings, like “soul” and “sole.” We started with a sphere of clay, into which we poured all of our frustration, joy, sadness, fear and energy from our soul. Then we used the sole of our shoe to capture all of our emotions, creating beautiful and unexpected textures.

I love that you can see their pride through these photographs:

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