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Mrs. Schellenberg & Young Artists

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Ralph Waldo Emerson's  Poem:             Success-     to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know  even one life breathed easier because of you.

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We used the wiring for our artful galimotos

Duncan Ceramics, Thank you! With your help and friends of the Fresno Art Museum 's  support, every child created a tie-dyed T Shirt. You made our world brighter!

Fresno County Office of Education, WE THANK You for the opportunity to create with clay!

Thank you Mr. Bullwinkle and Fresno County Office of Education for awarding us with a grant to purchase a kiln and clay supplies. We are so happy and grateful!

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Process Component: Investigate, Plan, Make
Identify and demonstrate diverse methods of artistic investigation to choose an approach for beginning a work of art 
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
Essential Question: What conditions, attitudes, and behaviors support creativity and innovative thinking? What factors prevent or encourage people to take creative risks? How does collaboration expand the creative process?



Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice. 


Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials, tools, and equipment.

Process Component: Investigate,
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: People create and interact with objects, places, and design that define, shape, enhance, and empower their lives.
Essential Question: How do objects, places, and design shape lives and communities? How do artists and designers determine goals for designing or redesigning objects, places, or systems? How do artists and designers create works of art or design that effectively communicate
Process Component: Reflect, Refine, Continue
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Artist and designers develop excellence through practice and constructive critique, reflecting on, revising, and refining work over time.
Essential Question: What role does persistence play in revising, refining, and developing work? How do artists grow and become accomplished in art forms? How does collaboratively reflecting on a work help us experience it more completely?
Create artist statements using art vocabulary to describe personal choices in art-making.




A...Articulating Artistic Process

Process Component: Relate
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Artists and other presenters consider various techniques, methods, venues, and criteria when analyzing, selecting, and curating objects artifacts, and artworks for preservation and presentation.
Essential Question: How are artworks cared for and by whom? What criteria, methods, and processes are used to select work for preservation or presentation? Why do people value objects, artifacts, and artworks, and select them for presentation?
Process Component: Select
Define the roles and responsibilities of a curator, explaining the skills and knowledge needed in preserving, maintaining, and presenting objects, artifacts, and artwork
Enduring Understanding: Artists, curators and others consider a variety of factors and methods including evolving technologies when preparing and refining artwork for display and or when deciding if and how to preserve and protect it.
Essential Question: What methods and processes are considered when preparing artwork for presentation or preservation? How does refining artwork affect its meaning to the viewer? What criteria are considered when selecting work for presentation, a portfolio, or a collection?
Develop a logical argument for safe and effective use of materials and techniques for preparing and presenting artwork.
Process Component: Analyze
Anchor Standard: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented either by artists, museums, or other venues communicate meaning and a record of social, cultural, and political experiences resulting in the cultivating of appreciation and understanding.
Essential Question: What is an art museum? How does the presenting and sharing of objects, artifacts, and artworks influence and shape ideas, beliefs, and experiences? How do objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented, cultivate appreciation and understanding
Grade 5

Cite evidence about how an exhibition in a museum or other venue presents ideas and provides information about a specific concept or topic.




F... Finding Connections

Process Component: Interpret
Anchor Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Enduring Understanding: Through art-making, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.
VA:Cn10.1.5Apply formal and conceptual vocabularies of art and design to view surroundings in new ways through art-making.
Process Component: Synthesize
Anchor Standard: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Enduring Understanding: People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.
VA:Cn11.1.5 Apply formal and conceptual vocabularies of art and design to view surroundings in new ways through art-making

E...Engage with the Art

Process Component: Share
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Individual aesthetic and empathetic awareness developed through engagement with art can lead to understanding and appreciation of self, others, the natural world, and constructed environments.

Compare one's own interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others.

Process Component: Perceive
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world.
Essential Question: What is an image? Where and how do we encounter images in our world? How do images influence our views of the world.
Identify and analyze cultural associations suggested by visual imagery.
Process Component: Perceive.
Anchor Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: People gain insights into meanings of artworks by engaging in the process of art criticism.
Grade 5
Interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed
Process Component: Analyze.
Anchor Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: People evaluate art based on various criteria.
Recognize differences in criteria used to evaluate works of art depending on styles, genres, and media as well as historical and cultural contexts.

I Can Common Core

I Can Understand and Talk About What I Hear & See
 I can engage effectively in discussions. SL.5.1
 I can come to discussions prepared to share my ideas. SL.5.1
 I can follow rules for discussions and complete my role. SL.5.1
 I can pose and respond to questions in a discussion. SL.5.2
 I can review key ideas and draw conclusions after a discussion. SL.5.3
 I can summarize what I read, see, and hear. SL.5.2
 I can summarize the points a speaker makes. SL.5.2
I Can Share What I Know
 I can give a report in a logical sequence. SL.5.4
 I can speak clearly and at a good pace. SL.5.4
 I can use displays to help my presentations. SL.5.5
 I can use formal English when appropriate. SL.5.6


I Can Write Different Types of Writing
 I can write to persuade. W.5.1
 I can write to teach. W.5.2
 I can write to tell a story. W.5.3
I Can Make My Writing Better
 I can write clearly. W.5.4
 I can write for different purposes, audiences, and topics. W.5.4
 I can edit and revise my writing with peers and teachers. W.5.5
 With the support of adults, I can use technology to produce and publish writing 
 and to interact with and share ideas with others. W.5.6 
 I can use appropriate keyboarding skills to type two pages of my writing in a 
single sitting. W.5.6 
I Can Use Research to Help My Writing
 I can conduct short research projects. W.5.7
 I can research and use what I have experienced to gather information. W.5.8
 I can use stories and nonfiction to research. W.5.9
 I can write on a regular basis with stamina for different tasks, purposes, and
 audiences. W.5.10In 


In Art the art work is considered the text.


I Can Read Fiction
 I can accurately quote from a text. RL.5.1
 I can draw inferences when reading. RL.5.1
 I can find the theme in a story. RL.5.2
 I can tell how characters respond to problems. RL.5.2
 I can compare and contrast characters, setting or events. RL.5.3
I Can Read Nonfiction
 I can quote accurately from a text. RI.5.1
 I can find the main idea. RI.5.2
 I can find how the main idea is supported by details. RI.5.2
 I can summarize what I have read. RI.5.2
 I can tell how people, events, ideas or concepts are related. RI.5.3
I Can Understand Fiction
 I can understand figurative language. RL.5.4
 I can understand similes and metaphors. RL.5.4
 I can understand the structures of stories, plays and poems. RL.5.5
 I know how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences a story. RL.5.6www.thecurriculumcorner.com
I Can Understand Nonfiction
 I can understand science and social studies words. RI.5.4
 I can compare and contrast texts. RI.5.5
 I can compare and contrast two texts that tell about the same event or 
 topic. RI.5.6
I Can Use What I Know To Understand Fiction
 I can explain how visuals contribute to a story. RL.5.7
 I can compare and contrast stories from the same genre. RL.5.9
I Can Use What I Know To Understand Nonfiction
 I can use texts to locate an answer or to solve a problem. RI.5.7
 I can explain how authors support an idea. RI.5.8
 I can put together ideas from different texts to talk about a topic. RI.5.9
I Can Read and Understand Fifth Grade Fiction RI.5.10
I Can Read and Understand Fifth Grade Nonfiction RI.5.10
I Can Use Phonics to Help Me Read Fifth Grade Words RF.5.3
I Can Read Fluently and Accurately RF.5.

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