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Saturday, May 3, 2014

January- February Kindergarten

In Kindergarten my students learn about many different artists and they do a lot of fine motor skills exercises. We did the following Spring Flower project inspired by Andy Warhol to warm us up as it ended up being a very long and cold winter. And because of the weather we lost a lot of class time.

Germs Are Not for Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick is a great book that describes how important it is to wash one's hand. I explain how Scientists and Artists are similar in observing, discover, create an record through their work. 

This lesson was based on the Africa Lion masks we looked at. Students cut fringe for the mane and cut strips of paper to create the details. Roar!

This year is the Chinese Year of the Horse. Students had fun creating their horses. The had just finished doing their Tangrams and listening to the book Grandfather Tang's Story: A Tale Told with Tangrams by Ann Tompert and Illustrated by Robert ANdrew Parker.

This year I tried something different. After reading the book Invent to Learn: Making, Thinking and Tinkering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow I decided to try letting my students just build in the Art room. It was a fun day.

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