The Art Getting Us Through Social Distancing

At this time, many of us are turning to art to process, self-assess, escape. To vent and smile and laugh. For comfort, activism, connection, education, and myriad other reasons. We're wondering, during this Stay Home—Work Safe Order: What art is getting you through this time of social distancing? The Austin ISD CLI and MINDPOP teams … Continue reading The Art Getting Us Through Social Distancing

Cover the Space – Spatial Awareness and Following Directions

Topic: Spatial Awareness and Following Directions   CLI Strategy: Cover the Space  Subject: SEL  TEKS:  I.A.1, II.A.2 Grade: PK Students will be able to: explore the space and follow directions while controlling their body and demonstrating a sense of spatial awareness.  Procedure: Explain to students that they are going to "explore the space" by walking safely all around a specific area. Show the students … Continue reading Cover the Space – Spatial Awareness and Following Directions

Statues – Expressing Feelings and Emotions

Topic: Feelings CLI Strategy: Statues  Subject: Social Studies, SEL TEKS: I.B.2.b Grade: PK Students will be able to: create statues to show what different feelings might look like and potential feelings in different scenarios.   Procedure: Explain to students that statues are still, silent, and express ideas with their whole body and face. Name emotions and have students create statues … Continue reading Statues – Expressing Feelings and Emotions