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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

First day of kindergarten

The first week of kindergarten is always a difficult week to teach an art. I like to start off nice and easy with a simple marker project. It is amazing the wide variety of skill level we have entering kindergarten. Student skill level can be everything from not ever having held in crayon or a marker before to being little master artist. This project helps the teacher learn the names of the kindergarten students and also to assess their abilities as they are entering school.  Once the students are done I go around and take the picture of them holding up their name tags that they've created. I then use this to help learn their names as I take role throughout the year.

Pre-print name tags
A camera to take the students pictures

Time for lesson:  30 minutes