Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pictures of my Scholars

I had so much fun participating (and browsing through the other participants entries) in the NOT Back to School blog hop over at Heart of the Matter.  This week is student photo week.  I do try to take pictures of the kids on our first day of school every year but, for the blog hop I decided to try something a little different.  I wanted to see my children as they see themselves.  So, I ask them to make self portraits.  Each of them sat down in front of our full length mirrored closet doors and drew themselves as they look at the start of our 2011-2012 school year.  The results turned out super cute, as cute as any photo I could take. I also asked each of them the following three questions.
  1. What are you most looking forward to this year?
  2. What is your favorite subject?
  3. What are you interested in learning about this year?
Their answers follow their pictures..... 

1. park days with our home school friends.
2. art
3. chocolate :)

1. writing a novel at Nanowrimo young writers program
2. writing 
3. astronomy and moor hens

1. journals
2. writing
3. the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO
1. park days
2. reading
3. astronomy and science
I admit, this is not a self-portrait of my 2 year old. I drew it, but the hands are hers.  She loves to have her hands traced and we have little outlines of them on every piece of scrap paper all over the house. :)  I guess that is what she is most interested in these days?!?!?!?

Wishing you all a joyful and productive school year!


  1. Love it!!! What a great looking, and talented, bunch you have.

  2. I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! LOL!! Truly amazing. Thanks for sharing and Happy Homeschooling!!

  3. What wonderful self portraits.

  4. What a neat idea to use self portraits to commemorate the beginning of another school year. It sounds like they are looking forward to a great year!

  5. Love this idea! I wish my 3rd grader could draw as well as yours! Very talented children. :)

  6. I love how everyone has different ways of doing their posts for this week's blog hop. Great pictures! And I hope you learn a lot about chocolate. :D



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