Kindergarten Art Week One: My Family
Children practice story telling as they describe their family and favorite activities
TThe Walker Rezaian Creative Hearts Fund offers Kindergarteners from a title one school in Marin a wonderful opportunity to learn to use art to explore the ideas of friendship. This year we worked with every kindergartener at Bahia Vista School for 12 weeks!
We start with an easy assessment: SHOW us your family: Who are they? What do you like to do together? Where do you like to go? Students use colored pencils to draw as many details as possible. Teachers can see a student’s knowledge of:
- Encouraging peers
- Asking good questions
Children work in small groups and practice sharing and respect: of each other and their materials.
- Children talk more when they can tell you about something they care about.
Assessment: Children will soon learn about horizon lines: Look out the window, and tell me what happens where the sky meets the land?
Assessment: We will practice details soon: What color shirt is your mom wearing? Can you draw that too? Can you shoes and hands with fingers?
- This first activity tells us what kids know, and what they can do. It also makes students feel safe about their art-making.