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…..   

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!