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Re: Stencils for Elementary Students? Appropriate or not?

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Jhirunrtx_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Nov 16 2003 - 17:47:07 PST


I have two lessons where I use pre-cut stencils that are not geometric
shapes. I also use shapes stencils forsome kinder projects.
2nd grade does a warm and cool color painting lesson with leaves. I have them
prcut just to make sure the leaves are big enough.
I use precut shapes for a still life I do with kindergarten. A banana, apple,
pear and orange. They correspond with the fake fruit on a plate I show them.
Since they color the cut out fruits with chalks, I found the first lesson a
few years ago that they drew the fruits too small to make good use of the
chalks. It works much better and helps their fine motor skills if I give them the
stencils. Other than that, I have the students create their own stencils. I've
even taught first graders how to cut out Adrinka designs stencils for sponge
painting. Janet

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