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Lesson Plans

Re: What to teach

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Fri, 04 Jun 1999 23:30:15 -0400

Boy, if I was going to do workshop for kindergarten teachers (and I
wanted them to realize how important creative and expressive drawing is
for children, that they don't have to color inside the lines all the
time, etc.) I would actually do an art lesson with them. Pass out paper
and crayons, or whatever, and do one of your favorite lessons - maybe
something that teaches some specific skill, like basic proportions of a
human face, and then have them draw each other. Show them that art is
more valuable than just providing a free period for the classroom
teacher! That we actually "teach" things to our students. Seriously,
rather than lecture them on art terms, do art with them. If your
kindergarten teachers are like some I know - to them drawing and
coloring is just useful as busywork and they themselves will be the
first to brag to their children about how they can't draw. Show them
they can.


Sandra Hildreth
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