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…..