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Grade 3 Portfolios — The Shapes and Colors of Joy

Matthew’s Dream”, by Leo Lionni, is my inspi­ra­tion for our third grade port­fo­lio project. In this charm­ing fable, a boy named Matthew vis­its the museum with his class­mates and is entranced by the paint­ings he sees there. That night Matthew has a mag­i­cal dream which helps him to see the world around him in a […]

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Grade 2 Portfolios — “My Many Colored Days”

This project is a great way to use last year’s bro­ken crayons! You can even assign stu­dents the job of peel­ing paper off the bro­ken crayons just for this pur­pose.… some kids LOVE to do this!! “My Many Col­ored Days”, writ­ten (but not illus­trated) by the beloved Dr. Seuss, is the inspi­ra­tion for my Grade 2 […]

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Grade 1 Portfolios — Design a Dot!

Every year, I start each of my Art classes by going over my “Art Rules”. While this is review for most of my stu­dents, it never hurts to hear it again! And read­ing this book pro­vides a great on-ramp to hav­ing this dis­cus­sion! The Dot, by Peter Reynolds, has to be one of my favorite […]

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K Portfolios — a Purple Crayon Adventure!

I’ve always loved books, so I love to start the school year off by read­ing an art-related story to each of my classes. My favorite “art story” for Kinder­garten is Harold and the Pur­ple Crayon by Crock­ett John­son. This clas­sic children’s tale was first pub­lished in 1955 and has been hugely pop­u­lar ever since. It […]

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Time to Make Portfolios!

A new school year means new port­fo­lios! A port­fo­lio for each stu­dent pro­vides a place to store and pro­tect a year’s worth of 2D art­work. While it’s great to put stu­dent work up around the class­room, there’s only so much room and then it has to go some­where! If you send it home, chances are […]

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