Here are a few portraits by 2nd grade students. The focus was on proportions and placement of features of the face. To add a fun twist, students were to contemplate summer, we have two more weeks of school, and design a T-Shirt for a summer contest. They really got into the idea of a contest so much so that they missed my saying the word "imagine" in reference to the contest. So being a good sport about it all because I did not want to dampen their enthusiasm, I hit the dollar store and picked up funky little pencil toppers for everyone. All the finished portraits were posted around the classroom with a small post-it attached. Students circulated around the room and voted for the 4 favorite shirts. As I took them down I was thrilled to see that every post-it had at least 4 votes so they were very kind voters and sensitive to the feelings of their classmates. And in the end, they were all winners with me!