This is a great first day of school project. This will help elementary students to stay on task enhance literacy and help those who struggle to stay on task, ADD and ADHD students would benefit from the instructions. The educator can introduce space, proportion and scale. It is a good idea to use this project for every student at the beginning of each year, it helps the educator to begin to understand the student's skill level and a bit about the student's psychology and emotional development. This project crosses cultural and socioeconomic barriers, and is a good ice breaker. A substitute could also use this worksheet. An all school self portrait display or exhibit is a wonderful way for students to form community bonds within the school. Self-portrait projects are self focused and very interesting to the elementary student at this stage in development.