Helpful Hints

1. Try the project with your own child before you do the activity in class. What’s their reaction? Is it fun? Too difficult? Super messy?

2. Observe how your teacher gets the attention of her students. It may be a High-five, the sound of a rainstick or turning off the lights. This is something the kids are use to – use it.

3. End with some sort of closure. Reading a book at the end of the class often settles the class down and ties it in with Literature. Another closure is to have the students all name their painting and tell something about it.

4. Always return supplies to the designated area of the art closet, marked with orange tape. And never use supplies that are not in our area of the closet.