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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

Making hearts with hands.

We’re working on decorations for the Spring concert next week, drawing friends.

The theme is friendship.  I’ll make a photo for each student in this third grade and thought that maybe notecards would be nice, too. Several were absent today so it was easier to fit everyone in.

How they helped me out this afternoon after the weekly photo challenge was posted: Hands.  We had a lot of fun.  I told them the problem of creating a heart with all of their hands. This is how they experimented with me.

They were very excited to help and try to accomplish the objective.  Working together and all being part of something was a good exercise in friendship.  The only part I was directing was reminding them to not let their heads get in the way so I could see their hands from the chair where I was standing.  All students were engaged in learning.

Trying individual hearts

40 responses

  1. Love these.

    May 19, 2012 at 12:19 am

  2. These photos are so lovable!

    May 19, 2012 at 12:26 am

  3. I love these.. My fav is that first one.. Just gorgeous with all those sweet little hands.. Shaped like the planet:)

    May 19, 2012 at 12:45 am

  4. Sue Reinfeld

    This challenge and your response to it are my favorite. The picture of the hands was amazing.

    May 19, 2012 at 1:08 am

  5. Perfect, Ruth. I bet there was a whole lot of giggling going on!

    May 19, 2012 at 1:43 am

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  7. great hands meeting!

    May 19, 2012 at 4:10 am

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  9. Excellent shots and perfect for this challenge. :-)

    May 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

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  11. I like the first one too

    May 19, 2012 at 6:36 am

  12. Excellent photos of Hands of Friendship. Beautiful post for challenge.


    May 19, 2012 at 6:41 am

  13. Kristin

    I love these! All those sweet little hands working together.

    May 19, 2012 at 7:05 am

  14. Vincie

    I know they had fun doing this. I can hear the giggling.

    May 19, 2012 at 7:52 am

  15. Ruth…you are the queen of student engagement (no matter what you say). ;) Great experiment, lovely pictures.

    May 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

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  17. Lara

    Ruth, I love it and reminds me of all the great, creative things you did in our art room!! They are adorable!!

    May 19, 2012 at 8:43 am

  18. Awww so adorable! I love it! :)

    May 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

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  20. Beth

    I love it!

    May 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

  21. Northern Narratives

    I absolutely love this :)

    May 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  22. Ruth, these are spectacular photos!!!

    May 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

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  26. Erica Wells

    Wonderful! Makes me reflect on all that hands do …… I bet these young hands already do A LOT!!!

    May 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm

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  28. Super duper cool. Love the first photo very much. So many hands, with different color unite to make one circle. Amazing…
    Keep the good work bro…

    May 20, 2012 at 7:51 am

  29. love, love, love these! so fun – and yet so precious at the same time. :)
    thanks for sharing.

    May 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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  32. Gail Radley

    Fabulous, speaks volumes

    May 21, 2012 at 8:55 am

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  35. The best yet Ruth! Sounds like you had a lot of fun doing this :-)

    May 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm

  36. What a wonderful story and collection of hands. I love them all working together to help you!

    May 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

  37. It’s a great photo. Well all of them, and not to date myself but reminds me of the Benneton commercials.

    May 21, 2012 at 6:57 pm

  38. Absolutely wonderful photos. Such sweet little hands! So glad I found your post!

    May 22, 2012 at 11:25 am

  39. *Great* pictures. So cool of you to include the kids in the challenge, and to post them on the blog! I bet they each feel a sense of delight seeing themselves online…

    May 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm

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