Every year, as part of my curriculum, we do a self-portrait. It’s been an interesting journey since I have students from kindergarten to grade three. I get to see their progression each year. This year, I was ultra impressed by my second-grade students.
I always have students do a self-portrait on the own using a mirror first. This way I can see what they know already and what we need to focus on. No matter what age, students always put their eyes way high on their head, make a very skinny neck, and make stringy hair.
Then we go into fractions and we practice drawing a face using fractions as a guide.
Some kids get it, some don’t. No worries. They are in second grade.
And then we recreate our faces on a big paper. This year I had my kids color them with chalk.
I love this last one, how he used complementary colors. It really pops. Can’t wait to display a few of these at the art show.