Art/Craft Routine

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Art/Craft Routine

1. Wash hands appropriately before, after activity / Wear smock / Take care of children’s clothes, hairs, and jewelries2. ECEs should prepare materials before children come.(ex. mixing dried materials may cause hazardous fumes and dust.)3. Teachers should make an inventory of all art materials and keep it update as they are used. Do not use old art supplies that might be toxic.4. Electric tools must be in good working order and be well maintained.5. Not allowed to eat food while doing the craft.

2. Conveniently located and easily accessible:Near a sink, away from classroom traffic, not near quiet areas, indoors and outdoors, easy to clean, room to display work and to dry artwork, near natural light or adequate light.3. Well stocked with developmentally appropriate materials:Need not entail great expense, but buy some high quality items such as brushes, / 6 categories of art materials 4. Orderly and Organized:Too many items overwhelm / Group similar items together / Clear containers / label-either with the item or print and use picture / Teach find-use-return / Keep some items a constant but rotate others5. Rules and Limits:Discuss and explain reasons to children, post the rules.Limit the number of children

Indirect Guidance: 1. An artist’s studio:Visually appealing, room to explore, make choices, creative clutter, discover, experiment, explore, art work displayed, books about art, mixed media, various tools, both 2 and 3 dimensional.

The goals of routine:Art/Craft routine is to encourage children have creative thinking. Creative children will solve problems that they may face in daily lives through emergent and divergent thinking.

ART/CRAFT ROUTINEBy Sicily and IreneMarch 10, 2015ECE. MITT. Wendy Murphy

Best Practices Regulations for the RoutineA setting to display children's work Children will feel a sense of accomplishment and have self-confidence by displaying their art works. Use several displaying ideas: Frame, Laminate, Pictures, Journals to last long, Place low position at children's eye level

Direct Guidance: Encourage Creative Discussion1. Describe what you see.2. Talk about children’s physical actions.3. Ask children about the process they engaged in.4. Provide opportunities for creativity.5. Ask open ended questions that encourage children to think and respond.6. Use words to encourage and support children’s efforts.

6. Use art materials safely → Use judgement for allowing certain materials→ Demonstrate proper use of tools 7. Rooms need to near sink, or door with fresh air from windows.8. The sink area must be kept clean and any water spills cleaned up immediately to avoid slipping on the wet floor9. ECEs need to know about First aid.10. Supervise all art activities-some will require more supervision than others.

- supply theme without specified productIntroduce new materials- Build on an existing activity or suggest a new technique- Pose a problem- Extends art into other curricular areas * The art curriculum should be based on child-centred and individual developmentally appropriated.


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