I always do a project or two to hold over the summer for back to school displays. This year, I did my Mona Lisa Inspired Portraits with first grade at Brimfield. This time, I had the kids use 18" x 24" paper so that they would be bigger, and I have to say that I love them on this scale! I also had the kids write speech bubbles saying things they wanted their portraits to say to students at the beginning of school.
Here are a few other lessons that I've done and held for back to school: