I LOVE seeing my youngest students! I see them during my one open block once a week because I believe it is best for the students to start coming to special area classes and being exposed to new things. And they are the most wonderful kids to work with! Every process is magical and they love the opportunity to explore and create.
My pre-k and ESE pre-k classes come to art together for a thirty minute block. Total, I have thirty students ages three to five and multiple teachers and aids to help with this group. I try to focus mostly on fine motor skills, exposure to materials, and experimenting with materials. Product usually comes together with display, adding a frame, or drawing or cutting out a simple shape. And often product just doesn't matter!
These are my favorite lessons from the first half of the school year!
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I am an ninth year art teacher with degrees in Art Education from Flagler College and the University of Florida, living and working in northern Florida. Each week, I teach over six hundred students in grades kindergarten through fifth. Here you will find what we are learning virtually and in the art classroom!