Here are a few pictures of our portfolios and the work that we shared during our conferences.
|Students created "Wild & Calm" self portraits. I got this great idea from Art Projects for Kids.|
Next came our writing section. This year I typed each students September and May writing samples and put them in the front. I wanted parents to notice the growth their child had made in word choice, sentence structure and content before they looked at their child's spelling and conventions. Sometimes it is hard to see past the errors. Next I put the planning sheet from their personal narratives so parents could see the process their child went through to create the story. Then students showed their published digital version of the story here. Students also had a non-fiction research piece of writing about dinosaurs and all of the letters they wrote to their parents throughout the school year.