Learning Resources

  • By working together, we can create a successful learning environment for students at school and at home. Here are some highlights of what's happening in our classroom.

    Homework
    Homework is not given in art class.  However, third and fourth grade students are encouraged to come in during their lunch recess Thursdays to complete any unfinished art work.
     
    Grades
    Art students are graded using a rubric.  A rubric is a scoring guide that seeks to evaluate a student's performance based on the sum of a full range of criteria rather than a single numerical score.  Students will be assessed using two different objectives: 
    1. Understands and applies art knowledge and skills
    2. Demonstrates cooperative behavior, is self-directed, takes responsibility and shows appropriate effort. 
     
    Students themselves are involved in the assessment process through both peer and self-assessment. 
     
    To earn an "O"
    I produce high quality/creative work.
    I apply all skills, especially those stressed for the assignment.
    I participate in class and use time well.
    I solve problems and work independently
     
    To earn an "S"
    I produce acceptable work
    I apply some of the skills that are expected for the assignment.
    I usually participate and use time well.
    I try to solve problems and work independently.
     
    To earn a "P"
    I produce work of inconsistent quality.
    I rarely apply the expected skills for the assignment.
    I sometimes participate and use time well.
    I rarely work independently or solve problems.
     
    To earn an "N"
    I produce no work, or work that shows little effort.
    I do not apply expected skills.
    I do not participate or use time well.
    I do not solve problems or work independently.
     
     
    Report Cards-Family Access
    Art grades are issued at the end of each trimester.  Art portfolios containing your child’s art work will be created and sent home three times a year around the time report cards are issued.  Each time I send your child's artwork home, take a minute or two to talk about it with your child. Encourage your child to explain their newly acquired learning and skills. 
     
    I realize some parents like to see art work before the completion of each project; therefore, you are welcome to come by the art room and look at your child's work throughout the year.  Please set up a convenient time with me beforehand since my day is filled with teaching and working with budding artists.