One memory that I have from MY kindergarten classroom with Mrs. McKenzie is all the painting that we did. I remember a back wall full of painting easels and the excitement I felt about adding color to the blank newsprint paper. This is something that I have always tried to replicate in my OWN classroom! I've tried easels outdoors, I've tried easel on tables, and this year I have 2 standing easels by the sink (this is key!).
I think the variation in complexity is the argument for making painting a must in early ed classrooms. One clearly needs the fine motor practice. The other can benefit from the extra practice in mastering his artistic skills. I love it!
Here We Come to Save the Day!
We are three energetic kindergarten teachers who want to share our kinder experience with you!