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Re: Developing K-5 Lesson Plans


Date: Sun Oct 07 2001 - 09:23:08 PDT

Everyone has a different approach to curriculum. I do different lessons for
K-6. But my first year, I often did the same lessons for K-1, 2-3. I did my
drawing unit for grades 2-5, everyone drawing the same thing...for the older
kids at one point I introduced pastels...but otherwise it was the same.

It is amazing how many lessons you need, especially for the little ones. For
K-1, I think in terms of basics, color mixing and color vocabular, line,
pattern, shape, texture, etc. I also do observational drawing/painting
starting at this age level. I talk to the classroom teachers to find out the
curriculum. For instance in grade 1, I do a unit on bugs (symmetry, etc) and
weather and review patterns, lines, etc...because they do this in class.

You will come up with what works for you...but my best advice is not to try
to be superwoman your first year....just make sure that your students' work
goes up and is visable.....that was parents, administrators and staff know
what you are up to. It also will give teachers ideas for integration.

Good Luck!