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

Students will create a cover for their Art Books.


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:
  1. Discuss with students how they are transported to school. Do they walk? Do they ride the bus? Do their parents drop them off? How is it that they get to and from school. Have pictures of different modes of transportation: car, bus, etc. Also talk about the different things that they might see on their way to school (houses, stores, trees, school, etc.)

  2. After discussing this explain that they are going to draw a picture of themselves going to school. They can use their crayons and the drawing must fill the entire piece of paper.

  3. Once they have completed their drawing then the teacher writes across the front of the page "My Art Book". On the bottom of the right hand corner the students can write their names in black marker.

  4. This completes the cover for their art book. Teacher needs to find a place to store all the pages that will follow.
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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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