In the beginning of the year, my first graders make "A" is for ART books. They create the cover and back pages. Half-way through the year we get the books out and glue in pages that review the information we have learned so far. (Elements: line, color, shape, texture).
During the last cycle of school, we get the books back out to add the last pages of the book and complete them (Landscape, Abstract Art, Still-Life, Portrait).