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RE: [teacherartexchange] Help! new preschool assignment


From: familyerickson (familyerickson_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 17:26:35 PDT

Here's some things that worked for me with 3 year olds:
purple crayon drawing based on the book Harold and the Purple Crayon
marble painting show picture of Jackson Pollock
circle printing with all kinds of lids, corks (use both empty circles and
filled in circles)
ziplock baggies - squirt in red tempera in one corner, yellow in another
children massage and discover orange
blue collage (construction pap., wrapping pap., magazine pages---all blue)
show pictures from Picasso's blue period
playdough day - use the Crayola brand - learn to make balls, snakes,
colored sand painting - can buy at walmart - do it on scraps of matteboard
covered with glue - teach them to use pincher fingers
painting with matchbox cars
paint with only pastel colors on pastel paper with q-tips

Buy Mary Ann Kohls books

Hope this helps.

-----Original Message-----
From: robin phillips []
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 6:08 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Help! new preschool assignment

Dear Fellow ArtsEdNet Friends,

Help! I just found out that I will be "teaching" art to a group of 20
preschoolers in about 2 weeks! Our school received a grant to start a
preschool class in our elementary building and in order for the teacher to
get her contractual 40 minute prep, the specialists are being tapped for one
40 minute class a week. These 4 year olds will have a full day because
there isn't enough money in the budget for transportation to do two half day
sessions. I cannot imagine that a full day is a wise choice for any 4 year
old.... but that's how it's going to happen! I will have the option of going
to their classroom or having them come to mine - right now I'm planning to
go there (no bathroom facilities in my room), but I'd love to hear your
thoghts on this. Any help will be appreciated - lessons, activities, etc.
I am having a hard time getting excited about taking on an 8th prep!
Looking forward to your feedback

Robin in PA

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