MINI SELF PORTRAITS!  Each year all of the 600+ students at Maples draw a small (4″ x 6″) portrait of themselves.  They write their name and the school year date on the front of it and hand it in. These are saved each year until the students are in 5th grade and then they get all of their portraits and create books.  They are awesome!  Students that haven’t been at Maples for all of their elementary life write what they can remember from years in other schools and we included those pages in the books too.