Written and Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
TEKS: Reading K.5(D); 1.6(D); 2.6(D); 3.6(D); 4.6(D); 5.6(D)
Has someone ever criticized something that you were proud of? How did that feel?
Does getting criticized for something you are proud of make you want to do it more or less?
If getting criticized makes you want to do something less, how could you change your mindset and try again?
Have you ever criticized someone for their work and realized later that you hurt their feelings? How did it feel to know you accidentally hurt someone’s feelings?
Students will work to create an “ish” painting of their own. Once complete, they will crumple it up and find that no matter how hard they try to smooth it out and get rid of the wrinkles, it can never be undone. They will then recreate the painting or drawing to the best of their ability. This activity will teach how words can sometimes cause actions and feelings that cannot be undone but that it is important to always try again and persevere.
Duration: 30 – 40 minutes