We spent time in class this week making portfolios to hold some of our art work this year. If the art work fits in the portfolio- I keep it until the end of they year ;). It helps me assess the students to see a body of work as well as assess my teaching. I also use the portfolios to pull from for the student shows.
I tell the kids when they color their portfolios that I want to know all about THEM- what they love, who they love, what they like to do, anything about them. This way I can learn something about them every time I put one of their art pieces away in their portfolio.
This particular one was from a little girl in kindergarten and I absolutely loved it!!! How great is her penmanship and spelling??