Welcome back to stART! I hope that everyone had a great summer. I know we are enjoying getting back in to our new routine. I am so excited to begin stART again and to see all the great projects that everyone has been working on! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week. Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!
Check out the stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects. All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.
This week we read I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem, by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. This is a great book that shows children that it is ok to make mistakes or be different than everyone else. The rhythmic text paired with the amazing illustrations make this a fun book to read out loud.
I couldn’t be prouder of Emily because after we read the story I asked her why she liked herself and she told me…”Mommy, I like myself because God made me and he loves me.” It is moments like this that make me feel so good!!
To go with this book we talked about all the things that Emily likes and what makes her special. Then Emily made a “Me” collage.
First, Emily drew a picture of herself and then cut it out.
She glued her self portrait on a large piece of construction paper. Then she cut out all different pictures from magazines that told about her and glued them around her on the paper.
Emily’s About Me Collage