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Lesson Plans

re:first day of school

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D. kain (djajck)
Thu, 13 Aug 1998 08:55:56 -0400

Art teachers are the only ones that have their children year after year. I
start right in with projects as soon as they walk through the door. They
all know my rules, and with limited time, I refuse to waste the first day
with review. With my kindergarteners, it's different. I "play" at things,
like saying "I'll bet I can make this little piece of paper 6 feet long."
They say"I don't believe it!" I begin to cut it around the edges in a
circular motion, and end up haing to stand on a chair because it's so long.
They love it, and learn all is not as they percieved it to be. Then we
start cutting. My advice to all is you'll have less problems if you start
right in, don't give them time to think. I also number kids as they walk
in, to have them sit at a different place each time. If I see them heading
to a "trouble" spot, I simply skip the numbers around, until they are all
at a place where they can successfully work, and sit with children they
might not ever get to know otherwise. It works great! I give the
Kindergarten a seating chart to get to know them, but otherwise, it's
always numbering.