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Lesson Plans

Kindergarten: "I see the white paper showing"

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Sat, 19 Jun 1999 07:43:05 EDT

I do this too...I say "fill in the white spaces" and encourage all K-4s to
color dark and close together. In third I introduce the concept of
directional coloring. Do it all vertical, or diagonal or horizontal while
we're working on Surrealism drawings with markers.
When my fourth graders did their final Art Show (they select one piece that
they created in fourth to put on display at the Awards Assembly the last week
of school - Yes, I am the only one still putting UP displays at that point!)
they had to complete a self assessment. Many students mentioned "filling in
the white spots" somewhere while answering the questions...guess I got the
point across. I wondered if perhaps I was too overbearing with it? But,
it's good to know someone else feels the same way. I don't say it for every
project, but with some the piece just doesn't look finished without the bold,
filled in look.
Art Department Coordinator
Indian River Central School District
Philadelphia, NY