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Re: portfolios


Date: Sat Mar 24 2001 - 10:03:12 PST

In a message dated 03/24/2001 11:04:55 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:


I use 24"x36" construction paper, folded in half and most of the kids work
fits inside- I like to work big. We staple the sides, add tape inside on the
top and staple holes for handles. Handles are pipe cleaners- bend like an
attache case and attach. The kids (k-5) write my porfollio, grade whatever,
and the year, and decorate. I do the portfolios throughout the year and often
leave it as a sub lesson. It's a lot of work but the kids and the parents
talk about the portfolio all year. Since I do many displays throughout the
year, the kids and parents see the work up and wait with excited anticipation
to get the work back around the middle of June. A parent was just telling me
yesterday how the whole family looks forward to viewing the portfolios on
Father's Day (it has become part of the special day) so they can marvel at
the art. I send home all 3-d work, clay, plastercraft, and papier mache as
soon as it's finished. I believe in portfolios because I don't have the heart
to allow this precious art to be crumbled in a bookbag. Along with the
portfolio is a letter attached explaining the projects and the NY State
Learning Standards.
Susan on Long Island