At the start of each school year I love to have my students draw self-portraits. I file them away and then at the end of the year we do it again and I love to pull out their original drawings to show them how much they have grown. This year, to switch it up a little bit for my Fifth graders, we looked at the "Where's Waldo?" books. We talked about the design of the books and the composition of his drawings. Sometimes the artist, Martin Handford, would work for months on just one drawing for the book.
The fifth graders decided to make a "Where's Waldo" type drawing. Instead of Waldo, however, we stuck our principal, Mrs. Aycock into the drawing. The fifth graders worked collaboratively on the project and came up with ideas for our composition. They had to decided on what our "place" would be and chose Lincolnton. They came up with the buildings and landmarks to draw as well as their person. After weeks of drawing, coloring, cutting and glueing, we finally have a finished product, and it looks AWESOME!
It has been wonderful to have the kids walk by and see it. My grade fives are so proud of their work, and the other students love to look and comment on their hard work.