This week I read "RUSSELL THE SHEEP". In it, Russell is having trouble going to sleep, and tries sleeping in different places..a pillow..and counting different things. This is my jumping off point for the lesson. I don't like having my students copy illustrators' images. I wanted them to create a self portrait while sleeping. We've not worked much with interior spaces, so I thought that this was a great opportunity to practice. We looked at many images of bedrooms. We talked about perspective & the need for things to be on the floor. Many wrestled with this, but I loved the results no matter!!! When you introduce more complex ideas like these at young ages, really your just giving them opportunity to attempt something outside of their "comfort zone". There is no "failing"....it is only a chance to try something new!