September is coming to an end and I’ve realized the lack of posting that I’ve done. So, here’s a look back at our September bulletin board! I can’t take much credit – my cooperating teacher came up with the idea and helped me to execute it. I truly just drew a model and put it up!
Anyway, we had each of the students draw their self-portrait. We helped them with drawing their heads in order to ensure that we didn’t end up with 17 pictures of little tiny people. After that – they were all on their own. We made sure that none of the students wrote their names on their picture. Once they were finished, I put a number in the bottom right hand corner before stapling the pictures to the bulletin board. On Back to School Night, parents were asked to write down the number of the portrait they believed was their student. If they were right, they received a huge winner sticker the next day!
It was cute to see how the students believed they looked and how they added certain details that really did make these portraits look like them! Also a great icebreaker activity for the parents. On pinterest, I saw it where the portraits were cut out and taped to the chair of the desks to show where each student sat and parents had to guess where to sit based on finding their child’s portrait – also a super cool idea!
Hope everyone’s first month of school has gone smoothly and that you’re all excited for October!