Self Portrait Homework

Emma is such a funny girl.  One day I picked Emma up from school and when her teacher was putting her in my car she said, “We’re going to send a little bit of homework home with Emma.  We’ve been working on self-portraits for a couple of weeks where we have the kids’ lie on the ground.  We trace around them and then let them color themselves.  We ask Emma everyday if she’s ready for us to trace her and she is insistent that she does not want to do this.”  The teacher was very sweet- she just said that didn’t want to push Emma to do something she didn’t want to do.  On the way home I asked Emma why she didn’t want to let her teacher trace her.  She said, “Mommy, they tell all of the kids not to move a muscle when they are laying on the paper and I don’t think I can be still.”  She cracks me up.  She takes things so literally AND she’s right, she can’t be still for very long!

SO, the butcher paper came home with us and she said she wanted Daddy to help her with her homework.  I traced around her and then daddy helped her color herself in.  She had definite ideas about how she wanted to do things.  For instance: blue hands.  She likes to color in one small area over and over again.  She’s not big on coloring a large area with big scribbles like a lot of kids. 

Here are a few pictures of her very first homework assignment.  I’m sure there will be many more homework assignments to come. :)

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