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Grades K- 6: Visual Arts
Why use Visual Arts in the K-6 classroom?
Visual Arts activities in the K-6 classroom promotes...

  • the refinement of visual recognition
  • the practice of fine motor skills
  • the recognition and understanding of cultural similarities and differences
  • exposure to art from geographical, historical and social perspectives
  • interpretation of the visual into oral and written language

NATIONAL ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY
committee of teachers, principals, artists and parents offers classroom
teachers K-6 the following rationale and curriculum suggestions:

Grade Level Artistic objectives Student Outcomes Curriculum connections Literacy Skill Objectives
Kindergarten
Brigitte Loritz
To create a "color book" using primary and secondary colors to make a spectrum of light (a rainbow). Students will make their own "color book" using and naming all primary and secondary colors. Science: Students will learn what a spectrum of light is by creating their own spectrums. Students will identify and name primary and secondary colors. Students will define Spectrum.
Grade One
Laurie Glockenberg
To play "musical art" moving from one painting to another and exploring different watercolor techniques. Students will collaborate to create their own watercolor paintings with the contributions of each classmate. Music: Students will paint to the rhythm of different musical pieces using slow and fast "beats". Students will follow directions (like those in musical chairs) moving from desk to desk and adding to others paintings.
Grade Two
Literacy through the Arts curriculum
To create drawings of trees from different parts of the U.S. Students will identify the different kinds of trees and do detailed drawings of each one. Geography: Students will research the parts of the U.S. the trees come from. Students will "adopt" a tree and keep a journal about its seasonal changes.
Grade Three
Literacy through the Arts curriculum
To create artwork based on  patterns of 3 native cultures from 3 continents. Students will copy different patterns of designs from 3 cultures and use them in original drawings. Social Studies: Students will discover how 3 different cultures create from their environment. Students will explain how the patterns reflect the natural environment of 3 different lands.
Grade Four
Jennifer Carriero-Dominguez
To sketch their own architectural structures using math concepts learned in 4th grade. Students will apply mathematics in a real world scenario: architectural drawing. Math: Students will use books, the web to research architecture styles. Students will apply math concepts. Students will read, write about their experiences. Students will tell classmates what they learned.
Grades Five and Six
Grace Mora
To understand how different artists use different palates to express themselves by examining the work of 3 world artists. Students will create different styles of abstract art modeling them after modern masters like Picasso, Miro, Kandinsky. Social Studies: Students will identify symbols and colors used in different parts of the world and connect them to art. Students will discuss the differences between abstract and realistic art. Students will create poems to go with their artwork.