Sunday, September 19, 2010

Art vs. Crafts

We offer a lot of creative art opportunities in our classroom. Paint, markers, crayons, scissors and glue are available for the children to freely express themselves artistically.

We also create theme related crafts. Crafts are different from art. When we make a craft with the children, we work on many different skills. Listening and following teacher directions is one of our primary goals.

The children have a model to follow and are given specific directions how to glue and where to place pieces. We use color and shape words and talk about spatial relationships (above, below, between, inside, etc.) It is all about listening and following teacher directions.

The bears are student pieces crafted by the TTh classes during our 'Bear' unit.

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