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One year we made mobiles in third
> grade and it was a nightmare teaching kids to tie. Janet
I've had this experience too. Due to time restrictions, I've shied away
things that are frustrating to me and my students. However, this discussion
measuring, tying, etc. has made me realize that if kids can't do something,
be able to do something, then I should be teaching it no matter how
frustrating it is.
Now, I just need to find out what kids SHOULD be able to do at what age
(developmentally). I don't want to present things that are too hard and set
unrealistic expectations (which is a fear I have). Does anyone know
can read to find this information (not stages of art development, I know
I think that in the interest of providing a pleasant, positive environment,
teachers like lessons that are geared towards sure success. But what are we
really teaching if we just have our students do what is easy for them?
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