Understanding Goals for Grades 2 - 5

When I lesson plan for student learning in art, my road map for the year is based on year long Understanding Goals based on the California State Standards for the Visual Arts.  I aspire for students to develop:

  • Mastery
  • Purpose
  • Autonomy

The understanding goals help me plan for mastery, purpose and autonomy and keep the learning on track so that even if the class has to take a detour, I will be able to get us back on course to the final destination--the final destination being that students will be able to apply art skills, processes, materials and tools to create original and expressive works of art! (Strand 2, VAPA Standards)

Understanding Goals, Grade 2

Understanding Goals, Grade 3

Understanding Goals, Grade 4

Understanding Goals, Grade 5