January Show & Tell

SEL (“EQ”) Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, January 18th & 19th
“Invent Your Own Symbol”

       We communicate in so many ways: through language, dance, music and art, but mostly through the use of symbols.  People use symbols, both auditory (the spoken word) and visual (drawing & writing) to represent things, thoughts and feelings.  In West Africa, people have used ancient visual symbols, called Adinkra, to convey meaning.

     Recently, new symbols have been invented and used all over the world; these are small digital images or icons used to express an idea, emotion, etc., in electronic communication.  We call these Emojis!

     For Show and Tell, we are challenging your family to invent a symbol with a special meaning for you.  Perhaps there is a symbol already in Adinkra, or an Emoji that conveys the same meaning you choose.  Maybe you will create a brand new one, or use combinations in a unique way.

     Draw your symbol(s) on the paper provided to you, and your child can then share it with his/her class. Then… watch what we do with it in Creative Expression!