When I saw this Pinterest post a couple of years ago, I knew I had to try it! This is the original pin:
Mrs. Johnson had an amazing idea! I have seen a lot of teachers do this with their students as well and it always turns out great! This was my version of it:
The kids were very intrigued when they found a sticky note on their desk after recess. I had to specify to them that I only wanted a picture from their shoulders and up and that they had to use up most of the paper for their picture. I wanted to make sure that we could see them well once photocopied. I didn't have enough space on my 8.5"x11" paper and it took a lot of resizing and photocopying to eventually get this result. The kids were thrilled with it and I loved using it as often as possible!
Next time I do this, I will do it in the first of week of school so that I can use it all year. I will also test out different sizes of Post-it notes on the size of paper I want to use so that I can have more writing space.
Some of my favourite self-portraits are of Draye (sooooo typical of him to make a funny face!), of Wyatt (who drew an angel and a devil...he's a very funny kid) and of Cameron (who absolutely hated any task that involved drawing! See how simple his picture is? LOL)
Have you tried this with your class? I'd love to see what your students drew!