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Lesson Plans

self portrait display

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Thu, 16 Sep 1999 00:40:02 EDT

Here's an idea...Sorry I haven't posted of late. Been busy, ya know!
I do not know who posted the idea about shattering the full length mirror
(taping the edges), having the students draw themselves within the fragments,
then reassemble as a wall display!? It was such a neat idea, and I looked at
those cheap full length mirrors...and as I contemplated this process, and
looked at my watch, I had an idea. I am going to try this tomorrow with my
6th graders...Ready? I assigned a self portrait after reviewing the facial
features of the standard stylized face. They were pretty excited at their
results. Their homework was to LOOK in the mirror (and they have had a week
to do this drawing) and create a self portrait. The background treatment was
not necessary. Tomorrow I am going to take a large black roll of paper, rip
pieces off in class, give each student a "shred" or fragment in which to
place and glue their portrait (composition within an unusual frame) and
reassemble THIS on the wall. What do you think? The headline might be "Sixth
Graders FIT together..." or "Fragments of our family...?" or something to
capture the unity and family spirit we have at our small school. Ideas?
Comments? Hurry!