Start the Year with Student Portfolios

I love to start the year by hav­ing my stu­dents dec­o­rate their port­fo­lios!  You can make your own port­fo­lios inex­pen­sively, and safely store a whole year’s worth of artwork.  

The first time I see each class at the begin­ning of the school year, I like to read them one of my favorite art-themed kids’ books — then we use that story as inspi­ra­tion to dec­o­rate their port­fo­lios.  You can find my port­fo­lio projects for grades K-6 here, along with links to the won­der­ful sto­ries that inspired them!  Stay tuned for my newest port­fo­lio project for mid­dle schoolers.….   

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2 Responses to Start the Year with Student Portfolios

  1. Mrs. Art Teacher September 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    ack what are you mid­dle school ideas? We are mak­ing our port­fo­lios on this upcom­ing Thurs­day and Fri­day and I would like to give the kids some inspi­ra­tion for dec­o­ra­tion this year (instead of get­ting 10 mil­lion zom­bie fights and I Heart Justin Beiber designs)

  2. TeachKidsArt September 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Haha! It’s always inter­est­ing to see what those mid­dle school­ers will be inspired by! I’ll get my les­son plan up for you soon!

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