Painting. With Acrylics. With Kindergarten.
Didcha shudder? Smirk and say, YEAH RIGHT.
This used to fill me with dread. But lately, this has been a source of constant joy.
|Her first day of a new school, and she gets to paint a gorgeous painting. EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!|
- I see kinder for 50 minutes once or twice a week, so no rush jobs
- We have time to get smocks on, roll sleeves up
|A Button Line. How stinkin cute is this?|
- I have 4th and 5th grade Art Helpers who are able to come in during Recess (Kinder Art time) to assist
|Here's Meghan, middle right, helping at the "snowy sky" table|
- I use Kraft paper to cover the tables. Clean up is fast.
- I use paper plates as palettes, they can be saved for next day or tossed.
|Yes. He is singing.|
|Paper plates, Q-Tips, small amounts of water, big brushes, paper towels, Kraft paper gets used over and over. Clean up takes 8 minutes.|
|This is the stormy sky table. They were influenced by El Greco's, "View of Toledo"|
- We stand at the tables, chairs are pushed away
- Keep color palettes together. For example: all the kids who wanted to paint a rainy or stormy sky were grouped together as they used similar colors.
|It might look like a loud, chaotic mess, but LET ME TELL YOU!!! It is happy, quiet, fun.|
|Check out this discovery. How can we use shape and color to express weather? Oh yes, this is a kinder science lesson too.|
- I am the only one who can walk around: they have loaded paint brushes and wet paintings. It's a disaster to have the kiddoes walk around.