Today we studied this painting by Norman Rockwell called The Problem We All Live With. I didn't share the title of the painting with the children because I felt it might lead to some misconceptions at their early age. We studied the painting first, thinking on our own. Then I asked for children to talk about what they thought was happening in the painting. We talked about important clues in the painting such as the badges on the men, the tomato, and the school supplies the little girl is carrying.. Some of the children thought the little girl was in trouble, others thought the men were taking her to school because her mom couldn't. Usually during our picture talks the focus is on observations, sharing ideas, talking and listening. Today, however, I told them about the little girl, Ruby Bridges. We read Ruby's autobiography Ruby Bridges Goes to School : My True Story. Ask me to tell you what Ruby did that was so brave.
In reading, we started a new unit called Why Do We Use Technology. Ask me to give you examples of technology and tell you why it's important.
Have a nice evening!