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RE: [teacherartexchange] kindergarten class

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bmarder_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Sep 06 2007 - 12:19:54 PDT


Hi Deb,
I'd love to see the popsicle stick pictures!
Great idea!!!!

Barbara

Quoting Shannon McGraw <smcgraw@parishepiscopal.org>:

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