Monday, September 26, 2011

It all starts with a dot.


I always start my Kindergarteners out with with a high success project that gives me a glimps into where they are fine motor wise.  I read the book The Dot and we talk about how art can start with a simple dot.  Each child then gets to make a dot of their own.  When they are finished we glue it to a gold colored paper and use gold marker to make swirls.  They frame it in "swirly gold" just like the art teacher in the story does. The best part is the hall display.  The kids get so excited to see their dot on display.  

5 comments:

  1. Love Reynolds!! I use this book and "Ish" a lot for introductory lessons, and it's adaptable for any grade!

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  2. Love your display with Vashti... thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Fabulous work by everyone! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. A friend just tweeted a link to this!! LOVE that you are starting kids out with "The Dot." Hope you are celebrating International Dot Day along with this. http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. As an artist who has taught kids to draw, this sounds awesome.

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