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TEDU 411 – Week 12 – Art Activity

For our group, 3d printing project, we decided to focus on an activity for kindergartners. We came up with an idea that would focus on SOL English K.6, strand a, and would allow students to develop letter recognition through both a visual and manipulative perspective. The project itself would consist of printing out all 26 letters of the alphabet, upper and lower case, on small plaques using the 3d printers. With these, kindergartners would be able to touch and see all of the different letters and learn not only what they look like, but also what they might feel like as they associate the sounds with the actual letters. Not only this, but the letters could be used in things like guessing games where students have to guess what letter with their eyes closed based on feel. Another example would be having students use the letters to create words or phrases. There are a multitude of different things that these letters could be used for, but here are a few that might be especially useful for teaching kindergartners.

Project Link: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/l8G2VCngMCs-group-activity-manipulative-example/editv2?sharecode=xhOwO7Vtybu0CLItHsokebREzL8V2RpWMgc3-KLfuSs=

TEDU 411 – Week 12 – Blog Post

When thinking about different organizations or groups that might want to collaborate with students to help broaden their perspectives with art, the first thing that comes to mind is the different colleges around the area. When I was a student, in high school, we actually helped VCU with a project to promote the importance of understanding how certain diseases affect one’s life. We made brochures for VCU which ended up being used by some of the students in one of the medical programs to promote health. I feel like something similar could be done with elementary school children as well. Students or classes or researches in any department at any school could collaborate with elementary school children and help them learn about a multitude of subjects through art based, project focused activities and learning. There is so much that can be done from working with engineering students to create something that can give back to their school or the community, to helping the theater department promote plays and literature through creating posters or flyers. So much can be done with colleges, in terms of collaboration, for any subject and any grade.