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Putting it together

Level: Primary
Grades: K-2 | Age: 5-8 | Written by: Maryanne Messier
[Maryanne is a teacher from Janesville Wisconsin.]

How to complete the art book.


This Art Book was created to help art educators by giving them another form of assessment. So many times we as art educators find it difficult to assess a child's progress when projects are sent home. By using portfolio assessment it is easier to judge a child's progress because you can see it from beginning to end.

What You Need:
What You Do:

Once you have finished all the pages in the art book, you can have the students help you sort all the pages out.

Hand back all of the pages and have the students put them in order.

Once that is finished, it is your job to collect them and bind them. I used the school's binder and a spiral attachment on the side to bind the pages into a book. If you don't have access to one, you can always assemble them with yarn on the side. You just have to punch holes in the sides of all the pages. This process can take a while so help is always a good thing.

After the books have been bound, the students have a portfolio for the teacher to see their progress through the year, and they have a memorable book to keep for themselves for years. They also have a great tool to remember all the basics for art.

Congratulations on a successful book!

Related Lessons and Resources:

The Art Book - Index

Recommended Books/Products:

Teaching Art to Young Children ages 4-9
by Robert Barnes

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