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  • painty little hands  

    Some important skills to be developed in kindergarten are:

    correct grip and handling of a pencil, crayon, or marker including correct pressure to cause friction in leaving a visible mark

    scissor skills including safety procedures to close scissors when not in use and hand scissors "handle first" to another person, cutting on a line and around a curve or into corners. The thumb should always be placed in the smaller opening of the handle and point upwards for correct steering. We like to call this the alligator's eye. Your student should be able to open and close the scissors with practice. If your child struggles, allow them to sit and practice by cutting junk mail, yarn, old papers or cereal boxes to gain understanding of different textures and thicknesses of materials. Have a discussion about things that are appropriate to cut and things that are not (such as hair, clothing, items of value). 

    correct identification of the parts of a paintbrush (the handle, the bristles, and the barrel or metal collar that holds the bristles to the handle). Brushes are always rinsed completely between colors and at the end of a project. Brushes never sit in water and bristles are always pointed up and pinched to a point to dry. 

     Use of glue liquid glue is always applied to the smaller piece with the rule "a dot is a lot". Liquid glue is applied to all outer edges of a paper while leaving enough space to allow for spreading when pressed to another surface. Using too much glue causes a surface to become slippery and wet (risking tears in paper). Glue should be applied to create a sticky surface instead. Excess glue should be wiped away with a damp sponge or paper towel. If too much glue is applied, the glue can be wiped off with a finger and then applied in a different area to avoid wasting the glue.  Glue sticks should always be capped when not in use. The cap should be pressed until the student feels or hears a snap. We like to yell out "SNAP THAT CAP" when using both glue and markers. 

    Conversations about art Students should be able to talk to you about art works. They should be able to discuss: the types of materials used, lines, colors, shapes, textures, patterns, etc. How does the art make you feel? Why did the artist make the art piece? What is the artist trying to tell or show you? Keep it simple and relaxed. You will be amazed what kids notice and think! 

     

    The following assignments may be completed at home for credit although, the finished product WILL NOT be returned to school. You may submit student work electronically (as a picture sent through email, or on DOJO) for a grade.

    The Florida State Standards of focus for this 9 weeks are to include:

     

    V.A.K.S.3.2 Practice skills to develop craftsmanship

    Learning Goal: I can practice skills to develop craftsmanship

    Ask your student: Why does it get easier to draw something each time you draw it? 

     

    V.A.K.O.3.1 Create works of art to document experiences of self and community

    Learning Goal: I can create works of art to document experiences of self and community

    Ask your student: How do you communicate your ideas, thoughts, and feelings through your art work? 

     

    V.A.K.F.3.1 Create artwork that communicates an awareness of self as part of a community

    Learning Goal: I can create artwork that communicates an awareness of self as part of the community

    Ask your student: How does your artwork tell others something about you s a member of the community? 

     

    V.A.K.H.2.3 Describe where artwork is displayed in home, school or other places

    Learning Goal: I can describe where artworks may be viewed by others

    Ask your student: Where would a good place be to display art so that other people can see it? 

     

    V.A.K.F.1.1 Experiment with art media for personal satisfaction and perceptual awareness

    Learning Goal: I can experiment with art media for personal satisfaction and perceptual awareness

    Ask your student: What types of art media (materials) do you like to use to make art?

     

    V.A.K.F.1.2 Identify real and imaginary subject matter in works of art

    Learning Goal: I can identify real and imaginary subject matter in works of art

    Ask your student: What are some things in pictures that could happen in real life? What are some things in pictures that do not happen in real life?