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What to Expect with Kindergarten
Behaviors, Needs, and Abilities 8:21
Coordinating with Kindergarten Teachers 3:25
Basic Routines and Supplies
Teaching Basic Routines 6:12
Basic Kindergarten Supplies 2:47
Best Instructional Strategies
Using Books for Instruction 6:14
Basic Kindergarten Skills 4:36
Strategies for Early Finishers 6:01
Setup and Logistics
Strategies for Art on a Cart 3:08
Simple Clean-Up Ideas 5:49
Drying and Display Options 4:20
Talking About Art with Kindergarteners
Phrases and Prompts for Discussion 5:18
Developing Creativity 5:43
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
2 PD Hours
1 Explore methods for staying organized with your youngest students.
2 Learn how to support choice and differentiation for early finishers.
3 Discover how to plan for, organize, and implement kindergarten strategies in your classroom.
Make kindergarten your favorite grade to teach! Gain specific ideas to excite students through engaging projects and organized routines and procedures. Learn why it’s important to provide every student a successful start and how simple changes make big impacts for the littlest of students. It’s everything you need to keep your kindergarten classes running smoothly!
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
3.1 Effectively paces lessons to facilitate student learning
3.2 Communicates effectively with students
3.3 Demonstrates enthusiasm for content and media
3.4 Monitors student learning and adjusts lessons as needed
3.11 Considers students’ background knowledge and ability levels when planning instruction
PRO Facilitator and Elementary Art Teacher
Megan Dehner is an elementary art teacher (K-5) at West Liberty Elementary School in West Liberty, Iowa. She has a B.A. in Spanish and a B.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Iowa. She is passionate about giving all learners a chance to practice their creativity, regardless of language and abilities.