Topic outline

  • General

    Lynn Luck


    K-5 Art Teacher


  • Topic 1

    Art Schedule

    5th grade 7:55-8:40

    3rd grade 8:45-9:30

    4th grade 9:35-10:20

    Conference/Lunch 10:25-11:40

    Kindergarten 11:45-12:30

    1st grade 12:35-1:20

    2nd grade 1:25-2:10

    TEAM time  2:15-2:45


    • Topic 2

      • Grading Policy

        Skills and Concepts

        E Extends and Applies Standard

        • Went above and beyond criteria
        • Showed great effort and original ideas
        • Used excellent craftsmanship

        M Meets Standard

        • Met all the requirements
        • Showed good effort
        • Used good craftsmanship

        S Still Practicing Standard

        • Attempted to meet requirements
        • Showed some effort
        • Used adequate craftsmanship

        N Not Demonstrating Standard

        • Did not follow directions
        • Showed minimal effort
        • Used poor craftsmanship


        Behavior and Participation

        E Extends and Applies Standard

        • Participated fully in class
        • Used time wisely
        • Needed few reminders about artroom expectations

        M Meets Standard

        • Participated in class
        • Used time well
        • Needed some reminders about artroom expectations

        S Still Practicing Standard

        • Participated in class
        • Usually used time well
        • Needed several reminders about artroom expectations

        N Not Demonstrating Standard

        • Did not always participate
        • Did not use time wisely
        • Needed many reminders about artroom expectations

      • Topic 3

        Works in Progress

        Kindergarten --

        Watercolor-resist spiders on webs drawn with oil pastels

        First Grade -- 

        Crayon-resist paintings of patterned fish swimming in cool-colored oceans

        Second Grade --

        Chalk-pastel dancing animals inspired by the works of French artist Edgar Degas

        Third Grade --

        Radial weavings on paper-plate looms with added stitchery patterns around the edge

        Fourth Grade --

        Ceramic bells with modeled animal handles

        Collaborative murals designed to enhance 4th & 5th grades' music performance

        Fifth Grade --

        Tempera paintings inspired by the book Tar Beach, written and illustrated by the American artist Faith Ringgold 


        • Topic 4

          Works on Display

          Walk the halls of Valley Ridge to see the beautiful art our Jaguars have created:

          In the Display Case --

          First-grade ceramic Pinch Pots   

          In the Cafeteria --

          Second-grade Candy Wrapper designs for an invented candy created in collaboration with a partner or small group 

          In the Front Hallway --

          Third-grade Continuous-Line Drawings with added color fields inspired by the whimsical art of Swiss artist Paul Klee

          Behind the Library --

          Kindergarten drawings of Turtles with patterned shells 

          In the Library Windows --

          Fourth-grade Foil Sculptures that depict implied movement

          Fifth-grade etched and embossed Mexican Tinware

          Near the Third-grade Wing --

          Third-grade Abstract Drawings designed while listening to specific yet open-ended directions with a focus on creating well-balanced compositions 

          Near the First-grade Wing --

          First-grade Warm/Cool Weavings woven from two papers designed in those two color schemes

          Near the Kindergarten Wing --

          Second-grade Collage Compositions created from arms painted in many different skin colors

          All work will be sent home after it comes down from display and artwork has been chosen for the shows that will be held in the Spring.

          • Topic 5

            Art Room Wish List

            Recycled Items

            • Plastic film-roll canisters or pill bottles
            • 1/2 gallon plastic containers with lids (i.e. ice cream tubs)
            • Small round lids from plastic milk cartons, soda bottles, etc.
            • Natural stones with holes in them (i.e. from old necklaces)
            • Styrofoam egg cartons

            Items to Buy

            • Paper towels
            • Aluminum foil (not heavy-duty)
            • Q-tips
            • Round, colored toothpicks
            • Paper plates (not extra-strength)
            • Baby wipes
            • Kleenex
            • Topic 6

              To think about...

              "The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away."

                                                           Pablo Picasso


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