Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Self Esteem Portraits


This lesson came to me after my Weight Watchers group asked each member to list of "20 things that I liked about myself".  I thought this would be a great exercise for my 4th grade students so I made it into an art lesson. They were to write down 20 "things" they liked about themselves inside a drawing of a head ( i gave out a template for this). They would write them in different sizes and fonts. Around the Outline of the template I gave the students a list of self esteem quotes and asked them to pick one they liked or to make up their own.  Around the outside of the head their classmates wrote things they like about that person. They were asked to put their initals next to what they wrote and not to repeat. The artwork was so powerful. I think It really got them to thing positivly about all of their great qualities. Check them out....