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Lesson Plans

Re: art centers for K-4

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Thu, 03 Dec 1998 23:57:29 -0500

I love the Escher lizard foam puzzles myself. I also made a large
18x24 laminated sheet with two kinds of birds that I outlined. I
copied the matching shapes on two colors of construction paper. When
I do the lesson I hand every child one bird(alternating colors) I
then ask for all the number 1's to come up(one color has 1 the other
2) then the # 2's. when they place them on the corresponding number
it forms a large tessellation. Anyway my son and I do this at home
and it could be adapted for a center. We kind of use it like a board
game and alternate whose turn it is(as in checkers- we each pick a
color). It is good to enhance spatial relations/math/puzzles mazes.

menichino wrote:
> In response to Gail's request, I'll share Lori's answer --
>"I have several center ideas for both times, when the kids are finished >and as part of the reading center times. Center time is when children >are divided into groups and told to rotate around the room to different
> activities. Usually 2-4 children are in the group. I have been in >several classrooms where centers lacked quality. Children were playing >with a puzzle or doing a craft activity. I think we, art educators, >can offer the teachers packets of center supplies. Here are a few of >my ideas:
> collage materials with the Ezra Jack Keats book or books.
> matching game-- match artist with painting.
> writing activities with art -- provide picture and give options such >as write a letter to the artist, write a news article about the >painting,write a story about the picture."
> Anybody else have ideas on how to use centers, we're still >interested....
> Liz in rural NY