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Lesson Plans

Re: clay in the preschool

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menichino (menichino)
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 20:02:53 -0400

Hi Ashley -- I find that free exploration works best. If they try to make
pinch pots but fail they may feel defeated. In kdg I give them lots of
texture tools (toothbrushes, shells, toys, etc) so they can create their
own sculptures. Especially since you are planning on returning to the
medium, I would say let their first experiences be free and self-directed.
They may enjoy closing their eyes while working, too!
Enjoy! (I Love clay!!)
Liz in rural NY


> This is my first year teaching Pre-first and Kindergarten. I am getting
> ready to let them begin to explore with clay. I am not sure if I should
> let them explore the medium and make it more of an exploration day or if
> should make it more structured by giving them a final product as pinch
> pots. We will have the opportunity to work in this medium a lot
> throughout the year. If anyone has any thoughts or good lesson plans I
> would greatly appreciate it!
> Thank you,
> Ashley Purser