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All About Me: A Week 2 Activity


Week 3 of school is about to begin and class is great! I am so excited to have many of my students again from last year as well as some new faces. I can’t wait to see the amazing art Mimosa artists create this year 🙂

The first week of school was a whirlwind. I gave a tour of the art room and read the book The Dot 25 times! I also showed WELCOME TO ART! PPT to get kids psyched about the art they will be making this year and refresh their memories about the cool stuff we created last year. The second week of school was all about putting the rules into practice and an informal pre-assessment of the students skills. 2nd-5th graders watched a BrainPOP about portraits and then used this template to create their own:

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This activity allowed me to get to know my students a little better and see where they are at with writing, drawing, and following directions. It ended up being a great week 2 activity and will probably end up being the cover for sketchbooks. Check out my students this year:


And for everyone’s personal enjoyment here is a self-portrait of your’s truly 😉


Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

5 thoughts on “All About Me: A Week 2 Activity

  1. I can’t decide if the child who responded with his fun fact as: “I love you Ms K!” is a suck up or a totally awesome kid. Either way, that’s the best response! That, or the kid who is obsessed with video games and replied to both questions saying video games are the best. Hm – reflection of the way society is going? Cute project either way!

    • I would go with “totally awesome kid!” And yes, the obsession with video games is a bit disconcerting but that is why art is so important because it challenges kids to think for themselves and be creative rather than participate in someone else’s imagination.

  2. A few thoughts:
    – Why did that kid draw boogers dripping out of his nose?
    – Do you think the kids who said “The Dot” is their favorite book will be the class slackers?
    – Where is your All About Me! ?
    – Do you plan to refer to these later on during the semester whenever a kid does poorly in class? “Well now, Barnaby, let’s just take a look at your “All About Me” from the beginning of this year. Oh dear–it says Art is your favorite subject. That oil painting you just finished doesn’t exactly scream “we’ve found the next Bob Ross”, now does it? Allow me to help manage your expectations by suggesting you focus on math instead.”

    • LOL
      – The kids made boogers because he thought it was hilarious
      – The Dot is a book we read about art so I think it was more of a suck-up move 😉
      – My all about me is the picture of me in a nebula because that pretty much sums it up!
      -I wish I had a student named “Barnaby” Also — I want you to come visit my class just so you can say that to a kid HILARIOUS
      — Thank you for this delightful comment C.A.!

  3. – Boogers? Funny? How immature.
    – I lovelovelove the Mollie in a nebula picture. I think IT IS THE BEST.
    – If I Googled correctly, your school is about 11 minutes away from my office. I could probably drop by, rename a kid and drop some truth…just let me know once you figure out which ones are trouble. 😀

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