Wednesday, October 12, 2011


by Leah (6)

This is Leah's Duck-iraffe painting. She's working on a project from a FCPS inservice packet on Multiple Intelligence.
The questions were: Draw a duck-iraffe. Where does it live? What are its enemies?
Leah first thought of an animal that is a half duck and a half giraffe. But she needed to have some knowledge on the foods that ducks and giraffes eat, and their habitats. So we talked about those; those elements became the preliminary ideas and backgrounds for her to make connections and branch out her creativity.

Leah thought she wanted to put the creature's enemy waaay back if she had to. The octopus under the tree is the giant octopus that is very far away.

Always happy to see the world from her perspective.


  1. What a wonderful idea! I like the way you guide through the project with her. Thank you for sharing!

  2. We have so much fun doing these projects too! We learn a lot in the process, and the outcome is uniquely beautiful. Thank you!