Just a hint with the polaroids. I once did a project where I had the students
go behind a piece of glass and 'smoosh' their faces into it and I took their
pictures. I then made buttons with their faces, and it looked like their little
faces were smooshed inside the buttons. (It made me howl with laughter
everytime I saw them---hmmm I think it was in late May of that year too....when
I needed a good laugh).
Anyway, I think they would make excellent self portraits too!
> Erin, you wrote: > > <<I'm looking for an interesting way to create self portraits with sixth > graders who are lacking motivation and want to be done with school. Help!>> > > Got a digital camera? A polaroid? Take a close-up of each student. Have 'em > "make a face" when you take the picture. Or have them take the picture. They > reproduce the face large: 18x22. With oil pastels. Reverse the colors: blue > to orange, red to green, yellow to purple. > > I wanna be done with school too! > > -Fred > Chicago