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As a teacher I have taught a wide variety of levels in my experience but in my opinion the most fulfilling to teach are K level students. I feel that when I am teaching them, not only are they learning from me but I am learning from them about what is effective for younger students. young learners are almost always open to learning if they are doing it in a fun environment. I find it extremely important to keep the excitement going throughout the class by mixing the english curriculum with the 3 major Arts. I find it integral to keeping the lesson lively. It's vital to use all 3 spectrums of the arts in every lesson to not only keep the class fun but to encourage confidence in the students. I find visual art in a lesson extremely important for younger students as it is an outlet for students to communicate when they can't find the words. Integrating drawing, colouring, painting and even sculpting in a lesson encourages kids to be creative and is the best way to make the study process of a lesson plan fun. The end product is something that students are proud of and willing to talk about, no matter in what language. An example of using art in a lesson would be asking students to mold something in play dough that they have just learned about and explain it to their teacher or to the rest of the class. By using music in my classes everyday, I not only teach english through the lyrics of the kid's favourite song but I feel that it enhances the children's memory. Previously finding it hard to teach phonics to my students through drilling and repetition, I found a program that utilizes simple songs with lyrics and teaches the students phonics. After trying the new program I found that the children enjoyed this much more than simple repetition and I found that through the songs and hand gestures the students moved at a much faster learning pace when examining the letters and sounds. Finally, I believe that the most important art that should be used in lesson plans is Drama. Not only does it liven up a lesson but it encourages the students confidence and trust in their surroundings. When asking children to act out and slowly expand their comfort zone, I find the students more willing to speak in front of large crowds. By encouraging my students to add movement, feeling and imagination into the lesson they absorb more from it and use english more creatively and freely. I find that Drama is important not only to kindergarten students but to students of all ages because the major factor in people not speaking the language is a lack of confidence. As a previous student of the arts I feel that is has made me a stronger, more confident person and I believe that encouraging the imagination in any way possible is a step forward to a new way of teaching young learners.