⭐ Welcome to Kinder ArtsAround! ⭐
This Kinder ArtsAround Free Lesson Bundle (.zip file) Includes:
Curriculum Expectations (4 of 8):
explore sounds, rhythms, and language structures
express their responses to drama and dance
sustain interactions in different contexts
use language to communicate their thinking, to reflect, and to solve problems
This particular free lesson is from our “It’s for the Birds” bundle that the little people love in Kindergarten and really enjoy. This bundle includes 4 more weeks of lessons for purchase in our TpT Store.
If you decide to purchase any of our engaging and active Kinder ArtsAround lessons, your life will get simpler the minute you begin. No more surfing or researching – with these popular, digital lessons, you are good to go! Music, Drama, and Dance Movement are integrated into Science, Social Studies, several literacies, Character Ed or Religion. They are tried and true, with thousands of students already enjoying them, as they are active and fun, fostering critical thinking, listening skills, and creativity.
You will be amazed how much fun the arts can be when everything is prepared for you. Sheet music, YouTubes, photographs, stories, movement and so much more! No arts background needed.
Included with every Kinder ArtsAround Bundle
· PDF lesson plans that can be used digitally (computer, tablet, or mobile device) or printed with easy to follow directives to make the arts come to life!
· Lessons are provided in colour but can be printed in Greyscale easily. Note that some lessons do have resources that must be displayed or printed in colour (ie. Photos, Preparing to Teach ArtsAround)
· Breakdown of required resources and curriculum-based explanations at the beginning of each lesson
· Additional content including music sheets, photos, assessment charts etc.
· Printable posters to display in your classroom
· Link to our Facebook group for TpT ArtsAround users!!
How to prepare to teach ArtsAround lessons in your classroom
Every ArtsAround program has an in-depth Teacher’s Guide provided in our Bundles (not included with our free resources). Find more about how to implement our programming, what you need to know to get started, about ORFF and integration, plus resources for assessment. Lessons are ordered in such a way that skills are built over the course of the year.
Most lessons require students to watch, listen, or hear stories using valuable media resources. For Kinder ArtsAround lessons, you will need a SmartBoard or LCD/Screen and a laptop to play YouTube videos and MP3 files. Resources to print or display are also included.
Lessons require access to musical instruments. In Kindergarten classes, students will require a selection of percussion instruments, including drums. You will see instrument selections in the Kinder ArtsAround Teacher’s Guide.
Pitched instruments are needed so you can help students hear voices pitched to notes. A keyboard or piano along with a few Orff (xylophones)instruments really enhance programming. Again, see more about this in the Teacher’s Guide.
⭐ About ArtsAround:
ArtsAround programs provide integrated, teacher friendly lessons, weaving cross-curricular subject areas into life, with fun, engaging topics - developed for educators by educators. A strong sense of social justice along with life issues are featured in ArtsAround programs where students begin to understand and value their own self-worth, to respect differences and honour the importance of human rights, guiding them to become responsible citizens.
ArtsAround deals with real life issues and challenges, adventures, and conflicts: all in a joyous, active way. Everything is digitally ready for any teacher to begin, with or without an arts background.
⭐ About the Author:
Patricia Gough is an experienced Canadian educator who has spent 18 years in the classroom and 12 years in administration. Her passion for life is integrating the arts into the soul of education, along with providing evidence-based well-grounded practices in well-being. Her strong background and interest in the arts and building strong, collaborative school communities was calling Pat to follow her dream: writing meaningful, evidence based, well-researched programs to help build healthy communities. Patricia launched ArtsAround, a digital elementary integrated arts curriculum in Music, Dance and Drama, collaborating with the Ministry of Education, The National Ballet School of Canada, and many more amazing educators across the globe. Thousands of students and hundreds of teachers fell madly in love with the arts, when discovering the ArtsAround program! You will too!
⭐ Programs include:
for Pre-K and K Students
Kinder ArtsAround offers 38 - 40 lessons over the course of the school year, which includes integration in many capacities.
for Grades 1 – 3 (Lessons Coming Soon!)
Primary grades together discover the world while taking an imaginary trip with an experienced Tour Guide (Teacher-in-role). All Primary grades visit the same country each month so they can share songs, playground games, stories, dramatizations, and dances, even speaking a few sentences to each other in the language of each country. Carefully selected short YouTube videos (media literacy) enhance the quick, active pace in every ATW lesson. There are 6-7 countries visited each year.
for Grades 4 – 6 (Lessons Coming Soon!)
Each grade has different lessons and themes. Often connected to themes listed in the grade specific curriculum.
for Grades 7 – 8 (Lessons Coming Soon!)
Both Junior and Intermediate lessons have an emphasis in Drama, Music, Dance Movement and Literacies: Media, Social, Emotional, Physical and Cultural. Themes are integrated into Social Studies, Science, Character Education or Religion, as well.
ArtsAround deals with real life issues and challenges, adventures, and conflicts: all in a joyous, active way. Everything is digitally ready for any teacher, with or without an arts background. ArtsAround programs encourage youth to experience active learning and develop a sense of community while searching for meaning in the way the world works. They will begin to appreciate the beauty through the ‘arts around’ them. They will cultivate better attitudes, create a culturally rich, positive school community and celebrate their accomplishments together.
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⭐ Related Products
Bundle 1: It's for the Birds (Coming Soon!!)
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