What is a good all around first art activity for Kindergarten through 6 th grades that can help me get to know the kids?

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My first days for both 5th and 6th grade are reading to them. I like Peter Reynolds books. The Dot, Ish and Sky Color. One in each class. Usually The Dot for 5th and one of the other two for 6th. I tell them that all the wisdom in the universe is contained in children’s books. Then we create and decorate portfolios. They fold a piece of poster board in half, staple the sides, and decorate it however they want. You really see their personality come out and then they store their work, rubrics or whatever there all year and take it home at the end.

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Any suggestions or feelings about sending supplies home to remotes? For some units I’m not comfortable sending certain supplies. I’m looking for ideas. I’m considering building up art history and research for the remotes... perhaps more in class as well. I love art history and since I didn’t get most of my supplies I am running low because I gave to make personal kits. 😱 feeling stressed!
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