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Re: presenting art to 1st and 2nd graders

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Michelle Vidro (ggoose)
Mon, 10 Nov 1997 13:31:11 -0700

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I use mostly slides and some books in my classes to first graders. They
seem to enjoy them very much. I tell them a little about when the artist
lived, where, show on map, what medium they used, and a little about the
artist. Then I open the floor up for questions. I can't stop them! They all
have something to say. So much so, that the teacher wants to spend more
time on the art history and less time on the art project that follows. (I
don't agree with this but it's her classroom.) Anyway, this way you follow
their lead on what they want to know about the paintings and artists. Good
luck, Michelle

>I have been using more and more prints in my lesson plans and dicussing brief
>backgrounds of the artist that we are looking at....what information is most
>relevant to first and second graders?...I find that they bore easily if I tell
>too long of a story and find myself just having them look at the painting
>itself without the background of the artist...... Especially the more
>challenging classes with the higher discipline problems seems to be the ones I
>lose first....Any suggestions??? stacy hedrick
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