Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon: Day 4

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Last night on the train ride home I began reading The Language of Art by Ann Pelo. This book is a discussion of how to use an inquiry-based method to teach Art to children in the Early Years. This year I am teaching kindergarten and am a part of the group teaching full day kindergarten in Ontario. As a teacher used to focusing on the academics, I am on a steep learning curve in my discovery of how to encourage learning in a class of 5 year olds. During the last workshop I attended, I took the opportunity to ask the presenter where I could start to implement inquiries in a play-based learning programme. She recommended this book. Art, she said, was the best subject through which to learn how to bring the new full day kindergarten programme into the classroom.

Today I will be reading more of this book. I have completed the introduction and will now move into the meat of the book. I am not much of an artists but I have enjoyed dabbling with paint now and then. I am sure my students will enjoy doing so as well.

Are you an artist? Do you enjoy creating with paint?

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8 thoughts on “Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon: Day 4

    1. As a teacher of children in the Early Years, I am expected to teach Art. I am hoping that this book will give me some guidelines
      But during the Christmas holiday, a soppy and sentimental book will be read!

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