ART

Learning Objectives

Content / Method  / Materials

Strategy for Evaluation

Expected Levels of Achievement


The students will be able to respond to different forms of music and dance through participation and discussion.

Use various types of music for listening and participation; musical props; scarves and hoops for expression and movement

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

100% achievement of responding to music


The students will be able to practice rhythms in different forms of music and dance.

Use various types of music for listening and participation; musical props; scarves and hoops for expression and movement

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

100% achievement of responding to music


The students will be able to use instruments to accompany music or songs.

Use various instruments from different cultures; free choice music selected by students; focus on changes and styles of music

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

100% achievement of responding to music


The students will be able to use imagination and creativity or express self through music or dance.

Use songs; create new songs; dance steps and styles; finger plays or stories using body (for example: using self to imitate bird flying)

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

100% achievement of responding to music


The students will be able to use body to represent form in space.

Use songs; create new songs; dance steps and styles; finger plays or stories using body (for example: using self to imitate bird flying)

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

100% achievement of responding to music


The students will be able to use nonconforming objects to create representations of real life objects of activities.

Use dramatic play situations such as real-life relationships (mom and dad, mom and baby); imitate roles of people, animals, or objects; use props or costumes; create props

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

100% achievement of responding to music


The students will be able to create various voice inflections and facial expression in play and recreate dramatic experiences for an audience.

Use various characters to change voice; stories (to act out); props and costumes; praise and applause

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

90% achievement of responding to performance


The students will be able to represent experiences, thoughts, and ideas through visual arts.

Use various materials to represent thoughts or feelings; art materials such as chalk, markers, pencils, paint

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

90% achievement of representing through art


The students will be able to combine a variety of material to create new products.

Use chalk, paint, playdoh, crayons, pencils, markers, wood; relate artwork to current classroom theme; use geometric shapes

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

100% achievement of representing through art


The students will be able to discuss how artwork is connected to self (personal experiences).

Use student created art such as picture of family/pet

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, participation, and student discussion

100% achievement of representing through art