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KinderArt® Teacher's Toolbox is your gateway to great articles for teachers. This section of KinderArt is geared toward new and student teachers but also includes many terrific resources for established educators as well.


ARTICLE: Art Cupboard
What every art cupboard should contain.

ARTICLE: Art Supply Safety
by Scott G. Allen

ARTICLE: Arts Standards
Find the National Visual Arts Standards here.

ARTICLE: Bringing Art into the Home or Classroom
Helpful hints for parents and teachers.

ARTICLE: Children and Art: They Go Together
From da Vinci to Nicholaides, artists have analyzed and perfected drawing techniques, passing this knowledge onto their students. by: Robert Beeching.

ARTICLE: Children's Museums: A Hands on Learning Adventure
by: Amanda Formaro.

ARTICLE: Create a Storybook with Your Child
A fun way to build your child's imagination . By Susanne Myers

ARTICLE: Extra Curricular Overload
by Amanda Formaro

ARTICLE: Help Children Learn to Write Well
United States Department of Education

ARTICLE: Helping Your Child Look Forward to School
by Amanda Formaro

ARTICLE: How to Look at and Approach a Work of Art
A guideline containing four basic components or stages of looking at art as suggested by art educator Edmund B. Feldman.

ARTICLE: How Busy Parents Can Stay Involved
There are ways that busy parents can stay involved in their children's educational growth. By Amanda Formaro.

ARTICLE: Johnny Appleseed
by Andrea Mulder-Slater

ARTICLE: Newspapers in the Classroom
by Andrea Mulder-Slater

ARTICLE: Pets in the Classroom
by Andrea Mulder-Slater

ARTICLE: Saving Children's Artwork
A frequent problem for parents is what to do with all the artwork their kids produce. By: Krista from Richland, WA

ARTICLE: So You Want to Be a Teacher
United States Department of Education

ARTICLE: Teaching Primary School Children about Japan through Art
By: Patricia Berg Ward

ARTICLE: Teaching Students Who Are Shy or Withdrawn
Adapted from: Jere Brophy

ARTICLE: Teaching Students with Autism
by Glen Dunlap and Lise Fox

ARTICLE: Teaching the Arts in 2000: The Missing Link in General Education
In an age in which aural and visual information is at a premium, few Americans are aware of the dynamics of production skills in areas such as drawing, painting, construction, dance, music, and drama. by: Robert Beeching.

ARTICLE: Top Ten Reasons to Create a Classroom Web Page
by Andrea Mulder-Slater

ARTICLE: The Art of Math
by Andrea Mulder-Slater

ARTICLE: The Giraffe - Taller Than a House?
by Amanda Formaro

ARTICLE: Warm Weather Boredom Busters
by Amanda Formaro

ARTICLE: Ways You Can Help Your Child To Express Herself With Art
Some wonderful tips. by: Robbin Towers, age 11

ARTICLE: What Do You Do With An Art Degree?
204 possibilities

ARTICLE: Why do You Weigh Less in the Water?
by Amanda Formaro

ARTICLE: Why is Art Education Important?
Find reasons to support the argument for arts in the classroom.

ARTICLE: 9 Easy to Make Musical Instruments for Kids
by Amanda Formaro

ARTICLE: 20 Fun, Indoor Activities for Bored Kids
by Amanda Formaro



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Make sure your classroom environment stimulates learning all year long. Choose from a variety of ideas and activities related to organization, student behavior, centers, decoration, and more. Artwork by Susan Winget.

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The tried-and-true tips, forms, and plans in this book are just what first year teachers need to get off to a good start. Experienced teachers are sure to find some helpful ideas, too!

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Find inspiring ideas for decorating, organizing, and managing your classroom. Use the daily quotes and fascinating facts for extra motivation.


501 Tips for Teachers
by Robert D. Ramsey
From setting limits in the classroom to establishing a student grievance procedure, this useful guidebook includes 501 practical and inspirational suggestions for teachers in five well-organized sections: Classroom Teaching Tips, Student Relations, Student Discipline and Classroom Management, Working with Parents, Colleagues and the Community, and Personal Development and Motivation.

101 Ways to Put Pizazz in Your Teaching
by Bonnie Williamson, Sandy Thornton
An unusual book of 26 chapters filled with novel ways to provide you with a break from textbook teaching and put smiles on your students' faces. Hundreds of ideas and illustration, 50 timely tips and a Teacher's Resource section packed with charts, graphs, calendars and pages for photocopying for instant use.

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Art Book
Kindergarten art assessment tool.
Art Kitchen
Make art materials and treats to eat.
Art History/Appreciation
Art of the past and present.
Buildings and structures.
Bulletin Boards
Classroom decoration.
Coloring Pages & Worksheets
Printables for kids of all ages.
Hundreds of craft projects.
Cross Curricular Art
From math and science, to language arts and geography.
Acting and making costumes.
Charcoal, Crayons, Pastels, Pencils.
Folk Art
Traditional and funky.
Multicultural Art
Australia, Asia, Africa, North America, Mexico & more.
Acrylic, oil, tempera and watercolour.
Stamping, stencils and prints.
Clay, dough, glue, paper and wood.
Recycling Projects
Environmentally friendly art.
Seasonal Crafts
Special days throughout the year.
Special Artists
Designed for children & adults with special needs.
Summer Camp
Camp and camping crafts.
Sunday School/VBS
Crafts and reading recommendations.
Tie dye, collage, fabric painting and weaving.
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