You have been living under a rock if you have not heard about the craze of taking "selfies" with our phones! Funny thing is that selfies have been around for hundreds of years as artists would refer to them as self-portraits. The students instantly recognized the term "selfie" as a current phenomenom, one that either they or family members have participated in.
We began by looking at a great site of artists that profit from the selfie craze named frenchgirlsapp.com. They saw how the artists transformed peoples selfies into wonderful works of art!
They were given two index cards and a quick modled drawing on how to draw the front face of a IPhone. They selfie was to be insprired from a summer memory experience. The second index card was the writing component which was to explain the location and people involved in the summer selfie. Altogether this made a quick and fun project to get the students back to work!!
*Note...The schedule came out right after this project and I now only have one very small 5th Grade class and NO 4th Grade this year