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In order to be successful in art class, you must be prompt, prepared, productive, and polite. In ART, You are expected to behave like an ARTIST and will be learning Studio Habits of the Mind.  Most importantly, the three things you need to know are the following: 1-bring a pencil and Sketchbook to class daily mechanical pencils are discouraged due to disruption. Sketchbooks that have 50-100 blank pages are preferred. dollar store, Target, Walmart, Michaels, and A.C Moore are a few available stores who will have sketchbooks in stock. 2-Have a flexible and positive mindset. Remember that we are in class to practice new skills,  learn how to use different materials, discover the elements and principles of art, and find our creative voice. During your process, you will make mistakes and not feel confident about certain artwork. You will learn how to turn your mistakes into something great as well as think of strategies to remain optimistic. 3-Have the desire to do your best and be persistent in completing your artwork to your very best ability and except nothing less. Ask questions, inquire about what we are learning about whether it's an art movement, artist, or technique. Be proactive in your learning and take ownership and responsibility for your work habits. Your Grade, Effort, and Conduct is a result of your performance-project completion, your time-management, and your behavior. You are in control of your process of learning.
Posted by navarrrf  On Jan 24, 2019 at 10:24 PM
  
Art Program: The Art Program is on a 9-week rotation. The Visual Arts Department uses the Prince William County Curriculum and pacing guide. Art Projects during the quarter are studio driven with a focus on the Elements and Principles of Art, Studio Habits of the Mind, and therapeutic experiences.  Prince William County's Art Curriculum is Unit based and correlates with Virginia Standards of Learning for Visual Arts. Each grade level will be structured by Unit with grade level expectations for that Unit. Below are the foundational Concepts that will be explored in 8th grade Art.   The objectives for Grade Eight focuses on the application and synthesis of previously learned concepts and more complex technical skills as students manipulate the elements and principles of the art-making process. Students will make conscious choices on media, processes, and techniques for expressive purposes in the creation of original works of art.    They debate the purposes of art, and formulate reasoned responses to meaningful art questions. They develop their own criteria for making art judgments as well as develop a personal philosophy of art. Students make connections between their prior art experiences and other fields of knowledge.
Posted by navarrrf  On Jan 22, 2019 at 11:16 PM
  
Art Program: The Art Program is on a 9-week rotation. The Visual Arts Department uses the Prince William County Curriculum and pacing guide. Art Projects during the quarter are studio driven with a focus on the Elements and Principles of Art, Studio Habits of the Mind, and therapeutic experiences.    Prince William County's Art Curriculum is Unit based and correlates with Virginia Standards of Learning for Visual Arts. Each grade level will be structured by Unit with grade level expectations for that Unit. Below are the foundational Concepts that will be explored in 7th grade Art.   The objectives for Grade Seven art class is to continue the exploration, analysis, and investigation of the creative process. Students apply the elements and the principles of art to solve design problems, using traditional and contemporary art media. They will develop critical inquiry skills and expand their vocabulary as they explore the meaning of the works of art through the evaluation of subject matter, themes, and symbols. Students will develop an increased awareness of the nature of art and of their relationship to it as they explore the meaning and value of works of art.
Posted by navarrrf  On Jan 22, 2019 at 11:15 PM
  
Art Program: The Art Program is on a 9-week rotation. The Visual Arts Department uses the Prince William County Curriculum and pacing guide. Art Projects during the quarter are studio driven with a focus on the Elements and Principles of Art, Studio Habits of the Mind, and therapeutic experiences.    Prince William County's Art Curriculum is Unit based and correlates with Virginia Standards of Learning for Visual Arts. Each grade level will be structured by Unit with grade level expectations for that Unit. Below are the foundational Concepts that will be explored in 6th grade Art.   The objectives for Grade Six art class is to emphasize exploration of the art and studio processes. Using the elements and the principles of art as a framework, students will experiment with a variety of materials, mediums, and ideas for generating innovative art products. By creating art through critical analysis and evaluation, students will determine how artists convey meaning through the use of forms, media, and symbols.
Posted by navarrrf  On Jan 22, 2019 at 11:08 PM
  
Can you name all 5 nations and describe one of them in detail? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG_Q50JDeLo    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqwz_jSJzCE Name Homes Food Clothing jobs? Region
Posted by gardnejx  On Oct 08, 2018 at 10:14 AM
  
I wonder if you can describe and name all of the regions in North America? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZyXSksHqho Post it soon for Extra Credit!
Posted by gardnejx  On Oct 08, 2018 at 9:58 AM
  
Major Goals of PWCS Music Classes  Performance and Production. Students will demonstrate understanding of music through playing, singing, moving, and listening to instruments individually, in ensembles, and in large groups. Cultural Context and Music Theory. Students will relate music to history and culture. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of music reading, notation, literacy, and sight-reading skills. Judgment and Criticism. Students will apply their knowledge, skills and understanding of music to make informed artistic judgments about their own creative work, as well as the works of others in all of the arts. Aesthetics. Students will reflect on and respond to the affective and intellectual qualities of music, while examining music from various cultural perspectives and artists.
Posted by armstrdw  On Sep 12, 2018 at 6:29 PM
  
UNIFORMS A music ensemble works very much like any sports team. The performance is the game and in the game everybody on the team wears the same uniform. It is the responsibility of the student to have a clean, neat uniform for all performances.   6th & 7th Grade Choirs:  1. Solid White Shirt (either long or short sleeves are fine) 2. Long Black pants OR Long Black skirt 3. Black shoes
Posted by armstrdw  On Sep 12, 2018 at 6:28 PM
  
CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS Respect yourself, everyone else, and all property. Always work hard and always do your best. NO GUM—for safety reasons while singing Please ask questions if you don’t understand. To ask a question: Raise your hand to be recognized. Misbehavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Be prepared for class. Remain quiet and attentive during class. Follow instructions Keep your eyes on the director at all times.
Posted by armstrdw  On Sep 12, 2018 at 6:27 PM
  
            The PWCS grading scale and policies will be used to calculate a student’s grade.  Students will receive grades in the following manner: Singing tests Assess the student’s playing skills and improvement: Winter and Spring Concert are counted as exams In-class Group Singing Tests—Students NEVER have to sing alone for a grade. Weekly Rehearsal Grade       Assess the student’s mastery of the musical standards studied during   each week Assess the student’s ability to follow expectations, classroom procedures, and participation Singing Quizzes Assess the student’s musical knowledge and attention in class
Posted by armstrdw  On Sep 12, 2018 at 6:25 PM
  
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