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Lesson Plans

Re: Literature suggestions for elem.

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Sat, 26 Jun 1999 23:19:07 EDT

Kelly -- forgot to add: one of my very favorite lessons is using the book
Mouse Paint. After reading the story, I set big pans of watered down paint
(red, yellow and blue) out on the playground and have the kindergarteners
take off their shoes and socks. One at a time, they step into a paint pan,
then tell me which color of paint they would like to create (orange, green or
purple). Then they patter a few steps over to the second primary color
paint, step into that, and patter their new secondary foot prints around and
over to the custodian -- who delights in hosing off their little bare feet!!
We even got the gym teacher involved with running little colored relays while
the rest of the class waited to print their feet. It is a BLAST!! :-) When
we are finished, the patterns from the colored feet prints look awesome on
the playground and they fade away after a few good rains -- or after a hardy
South Dakota winter!
--Lisa Brunick in Sioux Falls, SD