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RE: [teacherartexchange] kindergarten class

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From: Shannon McGraw (smcgraw_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 06 2007 - 09:41:12 PDT


All I can say is there is a special place in heaven for kindergarten
teachers!
Bless y'all!!

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From: Chris Lincoln [mailto:artloverlincoln@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 11:23 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] kindergarten class

Hi Deb,

I have 2 sections of kinders with about 30 students each. I start
almost every class on the rug with a book and tie the book and lesson
together. My librarian is my favorite person! My classes last 45
minutes/once a week. The elements of art are always part of our
discussion. When we discuss the lesson the conversation always
digresses to who has a dog or the oldest grandparent, etc....A big
difference between 1st and kinder is their attention span, yikes! I
usually have a mom in the class with me as an extra set of grown-up
hands. A great activity for free time is gluing Popsicle sticks into
a giant free form sculpture and each week we can add onto it. By the
end of the year it is huge and beautiful.

If you want some photos I am glad to email you off the list.

Chris
St. Mel School
Woodland Hills, CA

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