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To eliminate the frustation of the "I'm done!" syndrome, I set up several work
stations with materials for children to create with. That way they can do
several different things, and work at their own pace. With each work station
and materials I have a set of objectives which I encourage and watch for, but
do no formalized instruction on. (For example, a painting table with red,
yellow, and blue.) I just watch to see if the child is overlapping in his
collages, or making secondary colors, making patterns, etc. I document all
that the child is doing with the materials and based on this documentation I
determine whether I might demonstrate to the child other possibilities. I hope
all this helps...feel free to email me if you have any questions.
New idea- monoprinting on bubble wrap. :) ----Good luck, Dawn