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Lesson Plans


Re: Re: Drawing

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menichino (menichino)
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 19:59:07 -0500


Hi Robin and all--
>From kindergarten on I tell the kids that when they're in the art room they
are artists and artists always use all of the time to work the best they
can (well, THEY believe me!). For example, today I was doing crayon
rubbings with them and as I demo'd each step I'd ask "Am I done yet?"
"what else can I do?" It's just a constant thing that I reinforce just
about every lesson. And of course, there are those who are NEVER done on
time... There are, however, times that they really are finished, that
they've taken a work to its logical completion and feel satisfied (I guess
I can tell, from knowing the kids, when they are being lazy and when they
are really done). With the older kids there are those lesson objectives
that they can see if they've met. I give them a choice of free drawing or
looking at books then, or weaving (on the Friendly Loom!) for the older
kids.
Liz in rural NY--

>
> <<That's what I think. My kids who love to create don't do this as much
as
> the "is this good enough" and "am I done yet" factions.
> >>
>
> I'm wondering how the rest of you handle the kids that ask these
questions?
> Robin