Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A day in history from the eyes of a child!

I debated if I should show the inauguration to my students today. I decided that I should expose them to history. Here is a shot of the TV while President Obama was giving his speech. We came in right after he was sworn in as the cannons were going off. The kids were very interested at that point. They watched for a few minutes then I had them go to the table and draw our weekly picture of Mat Man. Today we drew Mat President. Here is a bulletin board of our mat presidents along with quotes from the kids as we talked about the president. We talked about what he looked like and what he was wearing. scroll down for some of my favorites in no particular order

Check out his ears, and the V of his jacket including his tie. The kids did an amazing job catching details . The kids in discussion noticed his ears were big and he was tall and skinny, with brown skin, black eyes, and black hair.

notice the microphone in his hand (he is not the same kid that made the comment above.)

One little girl wanted to know why were not drawing his wife.


Scrapronicity said...

This is fantastic!! The cutest drawings and quotes, I'm glad you posted them. 4 and 5 year olds are something else....just adorable. I think sharing this historical moment with them was the right decision!! :) Great entry

Chrissy said...

They did a great job! I love it!

megan said...

i love what comes out of kids mouths!!! such lil artists you have there.

Kristen said...

That is so precious... I love it. I miss those little ones! Thanks for sharing! Soooo cute!