We read two books in art class: Mouse Shapes and Mouse Paint. I learned how to put shapes together to create a mouse and then added details. The following week, I learned how to mix colors and painted the colorful border.
The art portfolios (seen below) are for grades 3-5. A fantastic art teacher commrade of mine, Hope Knight, was wonderful to share her template with me. I made copies and had the students glue each piece to the front and backside of a piece of 12x18 construction paper. There are lots of spaces for them to write pertinent information as well as write about their art learning and personal art interests! I'm excited for parents to see these at the end of the school year!