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  1. Massachusetts State Preschool Learning Experiences Learning in the Arts Module Created by UMass Boston EECIS faculty Please press the play button to move to the next slide.

  2. Overarching Principles These principles should be kept in mind at all times when thinking about preschool curriculum and working with young children. • All children are capable of learning • Children show individual differences in development • Knowledge of child growth and development is essential for program development and implementation • Children’s language skills are the best indicators of academic success • Developmental domains are highly interrelated • Young children learn by doing • Families are the primary caregivers and educators of their young children

  3. Overview of the History and Social Science Preschool Learning Experiences • Movement & Dance • Music • Theatre Arts • Visual Arts Review the Overview of the Learning in the Arts document before continuing this module.

  4. Movement & Dance 1 1. Explore activities and vocabulary related to movement, balance, strength, and flexibility. Preschool and Kindergarten play area Image courtesy of flickr by WellspringCS http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4388327720_ce437a4ba4_z.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Image courtesy of flickr by Squiggle http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2885627017_bfb410674f_z.jpg?zz=1 (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  5. Movement & Dance 2 2. Respond to a variety of musical rhythms through body movement. Do Re Me Maria Music curriculum example From Do Re Me Maria music at http://www.doremeandmaria.com/ Image courtesy of Darrens Ballroom http://darrensballroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/kids-dance-classes-carmel-indiana-943x345.jpg (2010)Creative Commons Share alike 2.5

  6. Movement & Dance 3 3. Participate in simple sequences of movements and dance to various kinds of music. Image courtesy of flickr by Julie70http://farm1.static.flickr.com/106/256430574_c27fe18816_z.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  7. Movement & Dance 4 4. Express themselves freely through movement. Image courtesy of ESM Schools http://www.esmschools.org/Data/FileManager/Minoa/Patrick/cartoon_children.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  8. Movement & Dance 5 5. Use props to explore space and movement. Props • Balls • Hoops • Bean bags • Carpet squares • Twister game • Ribbons • Parachute Image courtesy of flickr by Martin Kimeldorf's Pixel Playground http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3498/3787359600_4d0c794dfb_z.jpg?zz=1 (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Image courtesy of flickr by acockle http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3042/2883491950_99591cf9ab_z.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  9. Movement & Dance 6 6. Act out ways that movement and dance can show feelings or convey meaning. William Tell Overture by Mozart

  10. Movement & Dance 7 7. Develop audience skills by observing performances or artists at work in various aspects of the Arts. How to be a good audience member • Be quiet • Sit in your seat • Pay attention • Applaud at the end • Use the intermission to use the restroom and move around • When leaving, wait your turn

  11. Music 8 8. Sing a variety of songs within children's vocal range, independently and with others. Children’s Songs and Lyrics Image courtesy of  ClipartPal.com http://www.clipartpal.com/_thumbs/pd/holiday/christmas/Carolers_3.png (2011) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  12. Music 9 9. Sing expressively. Bus Songs Expressive Song Examples • Wheels on the Bus • If You are Happy and You Know It • Five Little Monkeys Image courtesy of Philip Sheridan Elementary School http://www.wasd.org/wasdpa/lib/wasdpa/_shared/WASD%20Clipart/school_bus.jpg (2011) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  13. Music 10 10. Sing songs with repetitive phrases and rhythmic patterns. London Bridge is Falling Down • London Bridge is falling down,Falling down, falling down.London Bridge is falling down,My fair lady. • Build it up with iron bars,Iron bars, iron bars,Build it up with iron bars,My fair lady. • Iron bars will bend and break,Bend and break, bend and break,Iron bars will bend and break,My fair lady. • Build it up with gold and silver,Gold and silver, gold and silver,Build it up with gold and silver,My fair lady. Jerry Daykin; Wikimedia Commons http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/LLW_London_Bridge.jpg (17 July 2003) CC BY 2.0

  14. Music 11 11. Listen to various kinds of instrumental music and explore a variety of melody and rhythmic instruments. Homemade Instruments Children’s World Music Michael miceli; Wikimedia Commons http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/86/Cajun_instruments.jpg/800px-Cajun_instruments.jpg (March 30, 2009) CC BY 2.0

  15. Music 12 12. Play instruments using different beats, tempos, dynamics, and interpretation. Hutchins, P. (1989) The Doorbell Rang. New York: Greenwillow Books. Created by Jay Hafling http://www.listoftopten.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/kidsgiftlist_musical-instruments.jpg (2011) CC BY 2.0

  16. Music 13 13. Listen to, imitate, and improvise sounds, patterns, or songs. Tapping Sticks Video Image courtesy by Amber Friesen (2011) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  17. Theatre Arts 14 14. Listen to storytellers and watch puppet shows. Image courtesy of flickr by jrayfarm1980 http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2169/2187382074_266e41dbcc_z.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  18. Theatre Arts 15 15. Use dramatic play, costumes, and props to pretend to be someone else. Firefighter Video Image courtesy of flickr by B. Tse http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3897172982_20d2fc7012_z.jpg?zz=1 (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  19. Theatre Arts 16 16. Create characters through physical movement, gesture, sound, speech, and facial expressions. Stories to Act Out • Three Little Pigs • Five Little Monkeys • Little Red Riding Hood Image courtesy of flickr by riaskiff http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1216/1333506560_0be5221e8f_z.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  20. Theatre Arts 17 17. Create scenarios, props, and settings for dramatizations and dramatic play. My Machine Video Image courtesy of flickr by artfulblogger http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/86482101_7cda7cc4c9_z.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  21. Visual Arts 18 18. Explore a variety of age-appropriate materials and media to create two and three-dimensional artwork. Types of Projects • Collages • Sculpture • Paintings • Drawing • Building Preschool Art Tools • Paint-finger, tempera, watercolor • Crayons • Clay or playdough • Wood • Glue • Pipe cleaners • Paper • Feathers • buttons

  22. Visual Arts 19 19. Observe and safe and appropriate use and care of art materials. Rules from http://www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/child3.html Children's Safety Rules 1 Control the art materials the child uses; purchase only art materials approved for children; investigate donated art supplies 2 Discuss w/their physician, limitations that children w/special needs might have in terms of art materials 3 Preschool age children should only have access to a small amount of art materials at a time, to limit the amount they can ingest 4 Supervise children's art activities; don't allow food or drink in the area; cover open cuts and sores 5 Be alert to any unusual reaction by children to art materials 6 Contact poison control center in case of accidental ingestion; keep product label handy for label info. 7 Children should wash hands after use of art materials Image courtesy of flickr by Silly Eagle Books http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/5119435052_b20b299122_z.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  23. Visual Arts 20 20. Explore and experiment with wet and dry media in a variety of colors including black and white. Media Choices • Crayons • Markers • Chalk • Paint • Tissue Paper Image courtesy of flickr by Cockburn Libraries http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4522570003_da96ea5276_z.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  24. Visual Arts 21 21. Explore how color can convey mood and emotion. Image courtesy by LucasKrech.com http://lucaskrech.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Pigment.jpg (2010) CC BY-SA 2.0

  25. Visual Arts 22 22. Explore various types of lines in artwork and in nature. Image courtesy by Angi Stone-MacDonald (2011) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  26. Visual Arts 23 23. Experiment with the use of texture in artwork. Tools for creating texture • Wallpaper • Sponges • Cotton balls • Sand paper • Leaves • Fabric • Ceramic tools

  27. Visual Arts 24 24. Use basic shapes and forms of different sizes to create artwork. Image courtesy of flickr by Steel Wool http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5048/5257250948_1f06648a74_z.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  28. Visual Arts 25 25. Explore concepts of pattern and symmetry in the environment and artwork. Image courtesy of flickr by Steel Wool http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5169/5256643465_4b713cf324_z.jpg (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  29. Visual Arts 26 26. Create artwork from memory or imagination. Image courtesy of flickr by Simply Wen http://farm1.static.flickr.com/21/26074402_58235d6495_z.jpg?zz=1 (2010) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  30. Visual Arts 27 27. Choose artwork for display in the classroom, school or community or for a personal book, class book or portfolio, and explain why they chose it. Image courtesy by Angi Stone-MacDonald (2011) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

  31. Next Steps • Read the articles included below that support why these standards are being taught and the best ways to teach them.   • Look over the Arts scope and sequence checklist and inventory for meeting Arts standards and keeping track of how you meet them. This is also a tool that can be used to plan progress monitoring for students. Remember you can work on multiple standards simultaneously. • Complete the Arts module quiz. • Complete and turn in your Arts module assignment via Blackboard. Congratulations!! You have completed the Arts Module.