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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 […]






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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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