There are many reasons that teachers have children in a preschool setting do self portraits. Looking at the portraits and how children draw gives us some insight to how the child sees themselves. It also shows of the progression in fine motor skills and cognitive thinking. Below you will see Nayomi’s progression from August until now.
I hope you get as excited as I do when I look at documentation like this. This shows me that the way I teach is working. That children naturally develop when they are supposed to and they are successful. She would likely not learn this if she just had a coloring sheet. I can assure you I wouldn’t be able to glean so much information from a coloring sheet about Nayomi’s development. I can’t wait to see what “ Nayomi” looks like in May. ❤️