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Lesson Plans

Re: Displaying artwork

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Buerkle, Jennifer (
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 11:13:38 -0500

About portfolios...

In the past, at schools with well over 800 kids, I've used tagboard folded
in half. (I think the board is 18x24 to begin with) We have a large
district that gets bids for supplies, so the board is fairly inexpensive
for me.

Now that I only have 200 kids, I have made permanent portfolios out of
corrugated cardboard, held together with duct tape (leave a space in the
middle for expansion) and tied up on three sides with string. (the string
is attached to the port. w/ duct tape) I have these numbered rather than
names, so I can use them again next year. At the end of the semester, I'll
have students place their artwork in brown kraft paper, and I'll help them
roll it into a large-ish roll and either masking tape it closed or use
rubber bands. (I let parents who come to our end of the semester product
fair take the work home themselves, tho). Then I'll send them home on the
bus with their rolls and hope it makes it home. Oh...have to give a little
speech about it not being appropriate to bash each other over the head with
their artwork!