I'm very happy with the 2nd grader self-portraits! This is the start of the school year...and they are not far removed from being 1st graders!!! They started by doing a large self portrait(using mirrors) on a 9x12 paper. I then allowed them to choose a 9x18 piece of paper. I limited their colors to a more patriotic color
palette. We discussed ways to create an interesting background using line/shape/color that was not the flag, but could reference it if they wanted. Not sure if the patriotic came through on all of them, but they look great!