Distance learning can never replace in person, but what are you going to do in a pandemic. Keep far away from people, that’s what. As you view my videos and lessons, remember that they are starting points. There is so much material out there on YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram. We are living in such an amazing time. We got this! Keep calm and draw lines, lots and lots of lines. It’s very therapeutic, especially if you have a silent room, or soft music playing in the background.

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And, we are off. Come with me as I break down Kindergarten art into manageable parts for fellow teachers and parents.

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I like keeping track of most of the art projects I teach on this blog.  My biggest weakness though is Kindergarten.  They do so much during the year.  I can’t keep track of everything so I’m just throwing them all in here as a slide show.  I got most of these from Pinterest or Google, and some are favorites I do every year.  As usual, I got most of these with a little help from Google.

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I’ve seen lots and lots of lessons online about penguins but for some reason, I never did them.  Then I read this book to my kinders:

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This is probably the hardest lesson I’ve taught for Kindergarten: the snowman.  You think it’s going to be easy, but it turns out this was quite challenging.  Who knew?

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For the past four years, I’ve been teaching kinders how to create the Rainbow Fish.  Saw it on the Internet, I’m sure, and thought, “Gee, this looks fun.”  I’ve read all the Rainbow Fish books, including, Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, Rainbow Fish to the Rescue, etc.  All the Rainbow Fish books, EXCEPT for the first one.  And let me tell you, the story sucks.  Continue reading

The biggest secret in kindergarten art is revealed: watercolors on top of crayon is magic. Continue reading