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Re: Kindergarten ideas needed

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DHJones3_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Nov 13 2003 - 03:54:32 PST


I'm new at teaching kindergarten too. I just did the book 'Giraffe's Can't
Dance'. We colored dark blue construction paper and used regular and
construction paper crayons to make a background. Then we cut the giraffe out of yellow
construction paper and colored him and glued him on. There were so many
kinds of giraffes and background then we had an ART Walk where we get in line and
walk around the room and look at everyone's paper. We discuss what we like
and how we can improve.

One I did last year and it was great. Self portraits...I had all kinds of
shapes (big and large of construction paper and the animal skin paper. Letters
were cut out of some paper. They had to put together a shape face. They had
to have a piece of paper for the face, eyes, nose, mouth, ears. We had been
looking at our faces in mirrors to draw the face. I went over the shapes of
facial features and we talked a little about Picasso. They drew with oil
pastels over the top of the shapes making the facial features. There were many
great portraits. This year I have them cut the shapes and draw over the shape the
face and it was not near as great. This years class as a whole can't do what
last years did. I am still learning about how to work with them. Some days
it is so hard because I feel I didn't get through to them.

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