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Re: Kindergarten Iris Paintings


From: Marcia Scurfield (mkscurfield_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 21 2002 - 09:58:19 PDT

This note to the parents is brilliant! I sometimes do a rubric on the back
of the work where I have the students grade their project and then write two
sentences: What I liked best about creating this artwork and what was hard
for me.

Marcia, Derby, KS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elissa Spruill" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:30 PM
Subject: Re: Kindergarten Iris Paintings

> > I know that if the
> > work goes home with the kids as a gift, it will be seen as a classroom
> > project (not art class). I have overheard parents in the past
> > complimenting my projects by saying "the kindergarten teachers do such a
> > great job." Any advice?
> >
> When I send projects home, I always (or at least try to) attach a short
> description of the art lesson to the back of the project. I even type
> the art SOL's at the the parents will know that we have them too.
> It's usually a short paragraph/blurb. It only takes a few minutes to type
> them up. I type it out on the computer, copy and paste it down the page,
> print one copy and xerox the rest. After they have been xeroxed, I cut
> and either glue or staple them to the artwork.
> Mine go a little like this:
> Today in Art, we learned about the artist Georgia O'Keefe. She was famous
> for her paintings of flowers. We discussed how the flowers look and how
> made you feel like a "human butterfly". After discussing her paintings,
> created a flower painting of our own. Ask me about the flower I painted.
> ART SOL's: K.1, K.2.....
> Hope this helps.
> Elissa
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