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Re: Developing K-5 Lesson Plans


Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 16:34:25 PDT

HI Jozz.
I teach k-5 and do a different lesson per grade level. My lower levels I
concentrate on basics and work with the regular classroom curriculum. I think
in terms of an artist and the skills I want to dress. For instance: Second
grade needed a review on lines. The first class, we reviewed the drawing
chart when we''ve been using for second grade. Then folded a paper into 8ths
and drew a different kind of line into each box. I also read them a book by
Phillip Yenawine called, Lines. Next class, we looked at several abstract
works by Kandinsky, Miro' and Klee, searching for the use of lines. Each
student then used tracing paper and old maps ( they were studying the use of
maps in their regular classroom) to create a glue printing plate. The next
class, each student printed two black line prints. The last class, color was
added with crayons and texture plates then matted. So you see how one idea or
project can have many steps, but really only one basic lesson idea behind it.
That lesson took 4 -50 minute classes.
Some of my kdg and first lessons are shorter, but none take less than two
class periods for a completed project. I see my students once a week for
50-55 minutes. Hope this helps, Janet