Together as a class we read the book "I'm Gonna Like Me" by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. This is a great book to get them thinking about how they are all special and uniquely created. I explain to them that we will be making a self portrait: a picture you make of yourself. We talk about the term "mixed media" which is the type of self portrait we are making. Mixed media means using a variety of art mediums such as collage, painting, and drawing together. In these pictures we painted the face, used construction paper collage for the shoulders, eyes, hair, and lips, and used marker for the details and background. As we make this self portrait students are also practicing to use basic shapes such as oval for the head, half circles for the ears, rectangle for the neck, and half an oval for the shoulders.