Topic outline

  • General

    Lynn Luck


    PK-5 Art Teacher


  • Topic 1

    Art Schedule

    Habit Huddles 7:45-8:05

    5th grade 8:05-8:55

    3rd grade 9:00-9:50

    4th grade 9:55-10:45

    Lunch 10:55--11:25

    Kindergarten/PK 11:35-12:25

    2nd grade 12:30-1:20

    1st grade 1:25-2:15

    Conference  2:15-3:00


    • 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 --

        Metallic tempera paintings of robots  

        First Grade -- 

        Detailed drawings of bugs in a magnifying glass

        Second Grade --

        Watercolor sunsets with paper-collage silhouette foregrounds

        Third Grade --

        Continuous-line drawings with tissue-paper bleed color fields

        Fourth Grade --

        Ceramic bells with animal handles

        Fifth Grade --

        Self Portraits with imaginative hats that project into the future


        • Topic 4

          Works on Display

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

          In the Display Case --

          Foil sculptures that show implied movement

          In the Cafeteria --

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

          In the Front Hallway --

          Welcome signs created at the end of last year 

          Behind the Library --

          Welcome signs created at the end of last year

          In the Library Windows --

          Fifth-grade tinware pieces inspired by Mexican folk art

          Near the Third-grade Wing --

          Third-grade abstract compositions (both the original and a reworked enlargement of an interesting section)

          Near the First-grade Wing --

          Fourth-grade cinquain poems written in response to famous art 

          Near the Kindergarten Wing --

          Great art with leading questions

          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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