The next video that I needed to show on the second day of classes was about washing your hands. Now I know that sounds really silly, but if you are an elementary school art teacher, you certainly know why instruction is needed. (I have had lots of kids, especially those cute kindergarteners, NOT know that they have to rub their hands together. And many students have asked me where the garbage can is- in June!)
I overheard a first grader reminding his friend at the sink, "No, do it this way! Don't you remember what Alien said?" All of my first grade and kindergarten classes had to wash their hands after painting and printmaking (yeah, really messy), and it went so smoothly after showing the video, I could not believe it!
Now I need a video about using the drying rack. Gotta go!