I read Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou this winter with both the Kindergarteners and LE. The poem was illustrated with paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat. We talked about Basquiat’s style and used oil pastel, chalk pastel, and bold paint to create scary and not-so-scary creatures. You can listen to Angelou read the poem here.
Here’s some documentation of a LE winter project. We read “The Big Orange Splot” by Daniel Pinkwater – a story about expressing individuality and a diverse community – and made dream houses inspired by the story.