Students in grades 1-5 have art once a week for 50 minutes. The LCPS Art Curriculum provides an instructional framework in various art disciplines and art history. These disciplines include: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpting, Assembling and Imaging. This framework, along with the Virginia State Standards of Learning for Art and the National Standards for Arts Education, are used to design lessons for the art instruction of your child.
In Art the students will be graded on a 4-point scale.
4 = Exceeds
3 = Meets
2 = Progressing
1 = Below
Three factors will weigh into the students final grade: Performance, Effort, and Behavior.
Performance is how well they do with various skills related to the art project, including demonstration of fine and gross motor skills, understanding of art concepts, and following directions.
Effort describes their attitude towards their work, and whether they are trying to do their very best.
Behavior reflects the student’s ability to meet behavior expectations in the art room.