Our Sheddies have been on a path of self-discovery in the early weeks of Term 1.

To begin their unit of inquiry, Being Me, the Sheddies started with looking at their faces in the mirror and discussing what they could see. Then, they created a self-portrait and discovered this new way of showing their identity to others. A self-portrait is how we see ourselves through our own eyes.

The self-portraits generated lots of discussions. As the children looked at the drawings, they noticed that we were all different. We all have two eyes, a nose, a mouth, ears, hair, teeth, a
body, arms, and legs, yet none of us looks the same!

The Sheddies drew portraits of their friends and used their most descriptive vocabulary to talk about their friends’ features and further consider how we are the same and different.

This task led to us asking ourselves a very complex question, “What would the world be like if we were all the same?”

The Sheddies will continue to explore the importance of Being Me throughout the year.