Ambitious Girl: Women's History Month

This month we have taken some time to discuss influential and important women in history.  To aid in that discussion, we read the book Ambitious Girl by Meena Harris.   It is a wonderful story about a little girl who sees women being described in a not so positive light but decides to turn those traits around and make them positive.  

So once we read the story, my students and I created a list of attributes that strong women would possess.  We thought of the women in the books we have read, women in our life, and the women we have studied.

After making that list, and inspired by the author's note page in the book, I had the students use white crayon on white paper to decoratively display the character traits.  They then painted over it with watercolor, creating a watercolor resist.  Once the watercolor was on the page, the words popped well!

We are next going to use the artwork to display the research we have been doing about influential women of the world.  I can't wait to see how that turns out!

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