> 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