I had just started printmaking with the Kindergarteners and their prints were perfect. I reflected on what I was doing differently with the two grades, and figured out the key. COLLABORATION. My Kindergarteners were making prints in small groups. One student worked at a time, with the teacher and peers offering tips and suggestions along the way. I decided to take a step back with the second graders and have them work in cooperative groups during their next printing session. The results were phenomenal!!!
Collaboration is key in the art room!