This self-portrait all about me "Pattern Portrait" pack is perfect to use for back to school to get to know your kids. Students will draw their self-portrait in the middle of the patterned pennant, and then write about themselves. They will use the included paper that is formatted so that it easily attaches to the portrait pennant. The patterned backgrounds are creative and fun once completed.
Although this is perfect for back to school when having your kids do an 'all about me' writing , it could really be used any time you want your kids to write about themselves.
It makes a perfect hallway display, bulletin board display, or you can connect them to make a fun classroom banner that hangs in your class. They can even remain up all year if you wanted to. Plus, it makes for a neat keepsake for moms to put in their memory box.
For the portrait, there are 3 options.
•Students can do a self-portrait from scratch using the blank space.
•They can use the outline of the face and ears and then add the other details, such as hair and facial features.
•The last option is to choose from one of the 17 different hair options and just add the facial features. Please know ahead of time that there are more boy hair styles to choose from that girls. I used what I had available. Please click the preview above before you buy, so you can make sure you are happy with it.
The writing paper can be glued to any of the three choices. You can brainstorm some 'all about me' topics, such as details about their family, personal interests, sports, likes, dislikes, etc.
NOTE: Kids wear their hair in all different styles. There may not be one that fits every child. In that case, just use the blank option. :-)
Get to know your students by letting them stand and share their portrait and writing with the class or with a partner.
Scroll down for links to other Pattern Portrait packs found in my store.
What are Pattern Portraits?
They are fun themed pictures (in this case, they are self-portraits) with patterns behind the image. When students color the patterns in a variety of different colors, the finished product is whimsical and fun. They can then color the main image that sits in front of the patterns. These are sure to add colorful pizzazz to your classroom. For the most pep from your pictures, tell your students to use lots of different colors and try not to have two of the same colors touching.
This pack includes a "Pattern Portrait" pennant for self portraits and writing paper formatted to be glued to the pennant (The extra-long banner option is neat!).
Enjoy your new school year!
Pattern Portrait Packs Found in My Store:
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Other “All About Me” or “Back to School” Items You Will Like
All About Me Poster
First Day of School Cootie Catchers
Back to School Activity Pack for Grades 3-5
Back to School Narrative Writing Activity
Reading Inventory Cootie Catchers
All About Me (summer version)– Summer Poster Activity
Back to School Partner Skit
All About Me Bag Labels
Back to School Writing Paper
Back to School Poster
Back to School GAME
Back to School Game Boards
Back to School Pennant Banner
Back to School – I have Who Has>
Take Five- Get to Know Your Students
Back to School Word Search
Back to School Center Activity
All About Me SELFIE Poster
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.