last week we used our sketchbooks to make a colorwheel and draw some pumpkins. this week we used them during social studies to explore totem animals used by the northwest coast indian clans. everyone chose their favorite animals and jotted down their symbolic traits. tomorrow they’ll sketch some preliminary totem poles in their sketchbooks, then they’ll make some larger drawings on long paper to hang in the classroom.
i’m so charmed by their wonky drawings. such vitality! so interesting!