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Re: Kindergarten Curriculum

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Melissa Enderle (melissae)
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 07:34:54 -0500

>I will be transfering to a new position in elem. art- only now for the
>first time I will be teaching kindergarten art for 50 min. periods.I am
>not sure where to begin! I've NEVER had kindergarten before. ( our
>school was so overcrowded that there wasn't enough time to fit them in)
>Can anyone point me in the direction of resources for curriculum i deas?
>I'm excited to have these little ones, but is 50 min. the norm?

Teaching kindergarteners is a joy. Be prepared, though, for an incredible
range of developmental stages. Some were in the scribbling stage and
others were drawing people in 3/4 view from an elevated perspective! Some
may have never held (or properly used) a scissors before, etc.

I used childrenšs books as an important part of my lessons. During the 50
minute period, I was able to read the story, have the class reflect on
the illustrations and then do a project inspired by it. We also looked at
works of art and did very basic DBAE. The big challenge is how to utilize
their energy, tons of enthusiasm, and often lack of skills to fit the 50
minute period. Personally, a 40 minute period or so would be better.

A few books that I have used:
Dribble Drabble (for kids who are in the lower developmental stages or if
you want to do some experiental, experimental things)

Creative Art for the Developing Child - by Clare Cherry

Early Childhood Art - by Herberholz, Hanson

Good Luck!

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