This year, I had the kids do the portfolios a little bit different. Instead of only giving them a page at a time to complete (which can be an absolute beast to get organized at the end of the school year if you don’t keep up on filing!), I put all of the pages inside of their three ring binder. This worked out PERFECTLY. The portfolios were ready to go at the end of the year, and I only needed to add monthly writing samples from their journals. (Which I am working on – they should be ready to upload to TpT by the end of the week!).
I didn’t have time to snap many pictures – (I’m sorry!), but here are two!
I put any extras – like their memory books and other writing samples in the pockets.
Everything is in chronological order starting with September. They fill in a calendar page, an alphabet page, and a number page. At the end I also include a few writing samples. It’s so fun to look through all of the pages and see how much they have grown.
On the last day, we had our Parents, Pirates, and Portfolio day. Parents came in, we watched the slide show, cried a little bit, paged through their portfolio’s and said good-bye for the year.
This year, I found this book in the Scholastic book orders and included that with a copy of the slideshow.
Many of my kinders I won’t see next year since their families are being transferred to a different air force base. It’s bittersweet, but I am glad they have a little piece of Kindergarten to take with them!