ABC I Like Me

Our new project was addressing the art principle of color. We first visualized a rainbow in our heads, and then discussed the colors we saw. This allowed them to be introduced to Roy G. Biv!


After that we watched a video.

Then talked about that there were only three colors that can make all the colors in the rainbow called Primary Colors.


Then we watched another video.

After that read a book called ABC I like Me. We discussed that we would be drawing a self-portrait and we discussed our faces, heads, necks, shoulders, arms, hands, body, and legs while I drew an example from what the students mentioned.

Then they went to their tables and drew themselves starting with a Multicultural Crayon. (We’d also discussed using realistic colors) Then when they had completely drawn themselves, colored in their clothing, skin, etc, they were asked where were they in the picture so that they would then draw in the background. They were instructed to not leave any white paper.

Kindergaten Self Portrait

On day two, using a ready made gridded paper (which took me forever!!!), we wrote the alphabet around the border.


Then they used watercolors to paint in the blocks.

Painting ABC

Then we glued the self-portraits in the middle! Here they are!

The Bulletin Board

The Bulletin Board


About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

4 responses to “ABC I Like Me

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