In My Own Time, In My Own Way

An invitation to the children

During some one on one time with the children I took the opportunity to offer the children the sounds from the clip, “In My Own Time, In My Own Way”. A table was set up with a variety of drawing materials and clipboards with paper. After listening to the sounds and having a discussion about feeling sad I asked the children, “What is something that makes you feel better when you are sad?”

“I like to have my blanky when I feel sad.”

Nika

“When I am feeling sad I want my teddy bear”

Taha

“When I am sad I want to be alone.”

Blake
Norah

Tell me about this clip, what do you hear?

“I was sad, I wanted my owl.”

How do you draw sadness?

“That’s the sadness. You cry. I just drawed it. Pink made me happy.”

How do you draw sadness?

“This is the tears. A human is sad. The tears come out their eyes.”

“Maybe they want to play with someone? I drew lots of hoops so they can jump in if they are sad.”

Nika
Taha

How do you make someone feel better when they are sad?

“Babies cry. When Mommy gives milk they no more sad. I give milk when they are crying. When I am sad Mommy say’s ‘don’t worry’. Daddy hugs me. I love that.”

Mommy’s hand is hugging me. Daddy’s hand is also hugging me.”

“This is a drawing of happy.”

How do you draw sadness?

“This is sadness.” (drawing with a black pastel)

What colours do you think of when you think of sadness?

“Blue makes me feel sad. Black is sad.”

Blake
Ella

What colours do you think of when you think of sadness?

“Grey because sadness, purple, brown. Pink makes me happy!”

What is something that makes you feel sad?

“When no one is my best friend, I feel left out. It makes me sad.”

“Tears are coming from their eyes. They are sad because their Mommy’s not coming.”

Response from Norah’s family

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