Class began at Grover Washington this week with a free-write exercise. Students were shown a photograph of an elephant chained to a truck or vehicle and asked to write anything about the photo that came to mind.
Below are examples of student responses that were shared out loud with the class. It was very interesting to hear the different ways that students interpreted the image.
As class continued, students continued to download and print their photographs. I was able to take Amir, Shakirah, and Saphia around the school to take photographs for their self portrait projects. All three had very specific things they were looking for as we walked around the school. Amir focused on finding objects that reminded him of the NBA and other sports. Shakirah looked for areas in the school that might illustrate her love of music. Saphia wanted her self portrait photographs to show her peaceful side and interest in nature.