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Giving the Gift of Yourself

by: Andrea Justiniano, Sarasota, Florida

When a square peg won't fit into a round hole, widen the hole.

quote by: Rob Nisbet, Peacehaven, United Kingdom

Artist Statement

I have always loved knitting and creating handmade gifts. My art shows how the most incredible gift you can give is of yourself. In this picture I featured one of my favorite dogs. Chihuahuas are famous for their shivering. I thought it would be cool to have a sheep knitting a sweater for the Chihuahua. The brightly colored yarn surrounding them is in the ROY G BIV order, an acronym for the sequence of hues commonly described as making up a rainbow. In the center, there is a shimmery ball of yarn. It's remarkable because the sheep made it from himself.

Lesson Plan Connection

Grade Level: Elementary
Standard: LAFS.1-12.3.7 (Integration of Knowledge & Ideas)

SEL Tenet: Social Skills
Essential Question - What social skills are needed for a healthy relationship and how are those abilities important in showing respect to others?
Lesson Plan PowerPoint