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Tomorrow is Friday!

My life as a kindergarten enrichment teacher still is a bit of a rollercoaster. Some days are joyous and filled with wonder, hugs, and the magic of childhood. Thankfully most days are good! Some days are grueling filled with five year … Continue reading

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Mr. Zip

This summer I’ve had three classes that I meet with once a week on Thursdays. The preschool art group has been the class that I’ve enjoyed the most and that I really look forward to.  I’ve had a core group … Continue reading

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It really is the process!

Today I met the kindergarteners that I will be working with once a week for the entire school year.  The morning group was fresh and eager.  We began by looking at a reproduction of a Matisse painting (Red Interior, Still … Continue reading

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Permission

A couple of weeks ago I brought some Crayola Model Magic to class for my kindergarten students.  They had a ball mixing colors, rolling it, making balls, and creating little creatures like snails and snakes.  They thought it felt marshmallowy. … Continue reading

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Bridges, Blueprints, and Spires

Since I read Building Structures with Young Children by Chalufour and Worth I have been trying to implement some of their suggestions.  I’ve been starting our class with a meeting in which we look at photos from the previous week’s … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Block Head

As a child I loved playing with blocks.  I distinctly remember one of the highlights of kindergarten was playing with unit blocks, and at my grandparents’ house I had a set of colorful, wooden blocks to build towers with.  I … Continue reading

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 Art and Storytelling

I love to read to my students, and tell them stories.  But I think one of my favorite aspects of working with students is the stories they tell as they draw and paint, and engage with materials.  Stories just happen … Continue reading

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