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 --

        Paper collages of tropical birds created to enhance Kinder's music performance 

        First Grade -- 

        Glue-line and chalk stained-glass window designs

        Second Grade --

        Multiple blockprints of birds, fish or reptiles pulled from styrofoam printing plates - using line pattern to show texture

        Third Grade --

        Multiple blockprints pulled from styrofoam printing plates of original buildings designed by the students after an introduction to the language of architecture

        Fourth Grade --

        Aluminum-foil relief "Khamsas" - good luck hand designs inspired by Moroccan amulets

        Fifth Grade --

        Compositions created by dividing a paper into multiple rectangles and fitting a simplified drawing of the same seashell into each different size/shape of rectangle


        • Topic 4

          Works on Display

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

          In the Display Case --

          Third-grade Ceramic Animals inspired by Zuni stone carvings   

          In the Cafeteria --

          The I-CAN project -- linking Pop Art and The Leader In Me

          In the Front Hallway --

          Fifth-grade Self Portraits wearing imaginative hats designed to show something the artist would like to do as a career or hobby in the future 

          Behind the Library --

          Kindergarten paper Collages using free-form shapes inspired by Henri Matisse

          In the Library Windows --

          Second-grade Woven Baskets with added stitchery patterns

          Fifth-grade Cut-paper Pieces inspired by Papel Picado designs

          Near the Third-grade Wing --

          Third grade "Feet Portraits" drawn from mirrors, with backgrounds depicting somewhere the artist would like to go

          Near the First-grade Wing --

          First-grade Tempera Monoprints of vases of flowers

          Near the Kindergarten Wing --

          Kindergarten Tempera Paintings created after looking at the life and art of American artist Keith Haring

          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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