Monday, May 14, 2012

Self-Portrait Booklets

I have always had students make a self-portrait each month for their portfolio. I always find myself running around trying to find missing self-portraits. For next year,  I decided to make this little booklet that I have stapled together with a page for each month. Having a pre-made booklet will help me keep track of missing work, absent students and paper organization.  You can find the booklet download below. I have a cover and sheets for each month starting in September and ending in June.

Kindergarten Self-Portraits
 One thing I added to the self-portrait picture was lines for writing sentences. I do not make students write a sentence in the fall,  but I strongly encourage it! I have found that my students sometimes struggle with what to say. I have a lot of I like sentences.

Next Year

 I may have the students brainstorm a list of things about the month or what we have learned to help generate ideas for writing. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear from you!!

The students love looking at their portraits and noticing how much they have changed. It is an easy way to document growth. This year I had the students make a picture on the front and do the writing on the back. I have a few samples from two students below.


  1. Their artwork is such a great visual for parents to see how much they've grown!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I have my students do self portraits at the beginning and right before student leds! This is such a great idea to have them do it monthly! I love it!

  3. I LOVE this! I've always done the monthly self portraits and I also have missing items. I absolutely love this...thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I glad someone may find this useful in their classroom! Melissa

  5. I super love this!! I do a through the year book also.

    Check it out!

  6. I really like this idea, Melissa! I have my kinders write in a journal through the year to show their progress. But I like the uniformity of having the same thing for each month to show how much they have progressed!
    Conversations in Literacy

  7. Love this! What font do you use..I would need to add an August sheet.


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