On the first day of art, second and third graders get inspired for great things by reading these books with me on our reading rug. Both books focus on overcoming insecurities and self-doubt when it comes to creating art.
My second graders love the book Ish, and made a set of Ish drawings by pulling a stick with a word on it to draw. Their favorite was "your wish-ish", which of course allows you to draw whatever you wish!
Next, we cut out our drawings and made an Ish story collage, which were silly stories that combined our drawings into one scene. Our signatures were, of course, signature-ish.
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