self portraits

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I have been doing self portraits with my students since the beginning of the school year, and I like to keep each child’s most recent self portrait in an acrylic document holder over their cubbies. I got these amazing acrylic self-standing mirrors through a grant for art supplies, and I started the self-portrait process earlier in the year by having the students trace their reflections directly on the mirrors themselves.

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For our last round of portraits, we talked a lot about what made us the same and different — which I think is so important to do at this age. I love the book Bein’ With You This Way and Todd Parr’s It’s Okay to Be Different. We talked about how all of our skin colors were different, and we matched them to different “people colors” colored pencils. The kids had so much fun drawing their portraits, that I set up a provocation (seen in the first picture) for a couple of days afterwards.

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