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March 9-13

March 16-20

Jasper Johns inspired art


Boook-”Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

Texture Alphabet


Background of Jasper Johns

Textured Letter

*Learn the definition of texture

*Textures can be rough, smooth, or hard.

*Textures do not always feel the way they look.


Tile creations 





March 2-6

Read Across America Week/Celebration of Dr. Suess’s Birthday


Book- One Fish,Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess

Foldable/Print making fish

Learn about shapes and printmaking to create and learn about different types of print my art work.

Learn about linr and contrast by outling work to help it stand out against the backgroud.


Refine and complete artistic work.

Generate and conceptualize artstic ideas and work.

Organize and develop artistic id3eas and work.

Refine and complete aristic work.

Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.


Finish Project from last week.

3-  Printingmaking

4- Discuss tile painting.


February 18-28

Artwork inspiration by Jean Michel Basquiat


Book- “Radiant Child” by Javaka Steptoe

Artwork- Signature Basquiat Crowns


Books- “Radiant Child” by Javaka Steptoe, “Life Doesn’t Bother Me” poems by Maya Angelou

Artwork-Crowns with portrait/animal/superhero

Learn about American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and develop and create an expressive painting inspired by his work.

Learn about expressive painting/apply paint freely leaving a sketchy look.

Learn about color and repetiton/use bright oil pastels over black paint to create designs and patterns.

Standards- Generate and conceptualize artistc ideas and work.

                   Refine and complete artistc work.

                   Perceive and analyze artistic work.

                   Interpret intent and meaning in artist work.

                   Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

                  Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

                  Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.


February 3-14

Picasso’s Rose Period

Hearts and Flowers art

Books- “Picasso”

“Picasso and the girl with the ponytail”

Pete the cat valentine books

Vocabulary- analogous colors, overlapping, tint, brushstrokes, organic, radial, shape

Develop an appreciation and comprehension of painting techniques, terms, and supplies.

Demonstrate an understanding of tints.

Demonstrate an understanding of analogous colors.

Develop an appreciation for the artist and their influence on art. 


January 13-24

January 27-31 


Snowman Art


Book-   ”If Picasso painted a Snowman”

Book-  “ Snowmen at Night”

Lesson terms and vocabulary- Perspective, shadow, blend

Lesson Objective- Flat circle to sphere, shape to form

Valentine Cards for Veterans 

Vision 2020





Snowman art- Aerial View Snowman (birds eye view)

Book-   ”If Picasso painted a Snowman”

Book-  “ Snowmen at Night”

Lesson terms and vocabulary- Perspective, shadow, blend

Lesson Objective- Flat circle  to sphere, shape to form

Valentine cards for veterans 

Visions for 2020



Snowflake Art

Symmetry/Line of Symmetry

Radial Symmetry-Rotational symmetry

Bilateral Symmetry-Reflection or mirror symmetry

Discuss each/ differences


Construct a snowflake. Cut and decorate snowflakes with different shapes and patterns.

K-CR.1.k.1, CR2.k.1

1-CR.1.1.1, CR.2.1.1



Cut snowflake/watercolor/paint outline.


4- CR1.4.2, CR2.4.1




December 9-13, 16-20


Holiday Art

Tree art –

k- CR.1.k.2, CR.2.k.1


2- CR.1.2.3,CR.2.2.1

3- CR.1.3.2, CR.2.3.1

4-CR.1.4.2, CR.2.4.1

Paul Klee- Book- “Cat and Bird”

artwork by Paul Klee/ Draw Cat and Bird

December 2-6

K- Book- Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry

Christmas Tree Art

CR.1.k.1,CR.2.k.1, CR1.k.2


Book-Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Brigg

National Science Foundation Photography

1ST- Snowflake Print

CR.!.1.2, CR,1,1,3, CR3.1.1,CR1.1.1

2nd- Snowflake Cut Art



Snowflake Tape Art/watercolor/ cool colors

CR.1.3.1, CR.1.2.3, CR2.3.1,

CR.1.4.1, Cr2.4.1, R.4.1


November 11-15

November 18-22


Book- “Twas the night Before Thanksgiving”

Turkey Hats- Revisit lines, shape and color

Book- “Pete the Cat, The First Thanksgiving”

Turkey printmaking- Thankful Turkey

CR.1.k.2, CR.2.k.1, CR.3.k.1


Grades 1-2

Book- “Twas the Night before Thanksgiving”

Finish Tissue paper art

Dr. Suess tree design

Review Dr. Suess books for art designs

CR.1.1.1, CR.1.1.2, CR.2.1.1,

CR.1.2.1, CR.1.2.2, CR.2.2.1,


Grades 3-4

Book- “Twas the Night Before Thanksgivng”

Finish Weaving

Dr. Suess tree design

Review Dr. Suess books for art designs

CR.1.3.1, CR.1.3.2, CR.2.3.1,

CR.1.4.1, CR.1.4.2, CR.1.4.1,

October 28-November 1

November 4-8

Finish Owls (1-3)

Veteran’s Day Cards

Book- “The Noisy Paint Box”- The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art

K- Bleeding Tissue Paper Art

1-2 Flower Art

3-4 Weaving Art

CR1.K.1, CR.1.1.1, CR.1.2.1, CR.1.3.1, CR.1.4.1

CR.1.K.2, CR.1.1.2,CR.1.2.2, CR.1.3.2, CR.1.4.2

CR.1.k.3, CR.1.1.3, CR.1.2.3, CR.1.3.3, CR.1.4.3

CR.2.k.1, CR.2.1.1, CR.2.2.1,CR.2.3.1, CR.2.4.1

CR.2.k.2,CR.2.1.2,CR.2.2.2,CR.2.3.2, CR.2.4.2




Lesson Plans October 14-25


Art Lesson Plans

Finish Leaf Blending, Spider Blending, Pumpkin Blending

Book- “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen

K- Primary colors to secondary colors /Owl Art

CR.1.K.1, CR.1.K.2

1-3 Owl Art-Weaving

CR.2.1.2, CR.1.1.3,

CR.2.2.1, CR.1.2.3,

CR.2.3.1, CR.2.3.2


4- Collaborative Art, Be Kind lesson

CR.1.4.1, CR.2.4.1, P.5.4.1, P.6.4.1



Art Lesson Plans

September 30 – October 4/ October 7-11


Finish Self-Portraits

Mixing Primary Colors to create Secondary colors

Read “Leaf Man” and “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” by Lois Ehlert, “How Many Seeds are in a pumpkin?” by Margaret McNarmara


K-2 Spider web art

3-4 Pumpkin Art

CR.1.K.1, CR.1.1.3, CR.1.2.3

CR.2.K.1, CR.2.1.1, CR.2.2.1, CR.2.3.1, CR.2.4.1

CR.2.K.2, CR.2.1.2, CR.2.2.2, CR.2.3.2, CR.2.4.2





Watercolor Portraits

Students will create their likeness the next two weeks. First we will plan out our self portraits and sketch ourselves. After sketching we will use watercolors to bring our likenesses to life.

Standards CR2.K.1, CR2.1.1, CR2.2.1, CR2.3.1, CR2.4.1


Students will make a plan, use the elements of art in their artwork and make art with a purpose.

September 16-20

Same as above adding color.


Lesson Plans September 3-6


Book- “The Dot” by Peter H Reynolds

What does “Make your mark….. And see where it takes you! mean to you ?

3rd and 4th grade will finish their pencils

Discuss- What is a sculpture? Brainstorm types of sculpures

Students will create round sculpture for “Dot Day”

CR.1.K.1, CR.1. K.3, CR.2.K.1

CR.1.1.1,CR.1.1.3, CR.2.1.1

CR.1.2.1, CR.2.2.1 

CR.1.3.1, CR.1.3.3 CR.2.3.1,

CR1.4.1, CR.1.4.3CR 2.4.1,

Read the Book ISH

Celebrate National DOT DAY!!!!! Create a masterpiece from a dot.