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First Grade

Sweet Shop
During this quarter the first graders are learning about the food plate(replaced food pyramid), food groups, serving sizes, measurements and cooking tools.

Balthasar van der Ast(fruits)
Balthasar van der Ast Biography
Balthasar van der Ast Artwork
Balthasar van der Ast Lesson Plan- form

Wayne Thiebaud
Wayne Thiebaud Biography
Wayne Thiebaud Artwork
Wayne Thiebaud Lesson Plan-color

Claes Oldenberg(measurements)
Claes Oldenberg Biography
Claes Oldenburg Artwork
Claes Oldenburg Lesson Plan- form

Bonnie Mohr(dairy)
Bonnie Mohr Biography
Bonnie Mohr Artwork

Bird House
During this quarter the first graders are learning about beaks, wings, feet, nests, flight patterns, defenses and habitats.

John James Audubon(birds)
John James Audubon Biography
John James Audubon Artwork
John James Audubon- line

Albrecht Durer(wing of bird)
Albrecht Durer Biography
Albrecht Durer Artwork
Albrecht Durer Lesson Plan- color

Sharon Beals(bird nests)
Sharon Beals Biography
Sharon Beals Artwork
Sharon Beals Lesson Plan- texture

Tony Ladd(eggs)
Tony Ladd Biography
Tony Ladd Artwork
Tony Ladd Lesson Plan
Roadrunner eggs
Quail eggs
Hawk eggs
Robin eggs
Hummingbird eggs (pic towards bottom of page)
Bald Eagle eggs


Mineral Market
During this quarter the first graders are learning about the layers of the earth, three different types of rocks and volcanos.

Andy Goldsworthy(rocks)
Andy Goldsworthy Biography
Andy Goldsworthy Artwork
Andy Goldsworthy Video
Andy Goldsworthy Lesson Plan- shape
Andy Goldsworthy Lesson Plan- texture/shape

Joseph Wright of Derby(volcano eruption)
Joseph Wright of Derby Biography
Joseph Wright of Derby Artwork
Joseph Wright of Derby Lesson Plan- color

Ben Hattenbach(layers of the earth)
Ben Hattenbach Biography
Ben Hattenbach Artwork
Ben Hattenbach Lesson Plan- Line

Soil Painting(soil)
Soil Painting Artwork

Plymouth Plantation
During this quarter the first graders are learning about egypt, pilgrims, Columbus, and the Voyage to the new land.

Mike Haywood(Mayflower)
Mike Haywood Artwork
Mike Haywood Lesson Plan- value

Ken Turner(Columbus landing in America) 
Ken Turner Biography
Ken Turner Artwork
Ken Turner Lesson Plan-line

Jean Leon Gerome Ferris(the first thanksgiving)
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris Artwork
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris Biography
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris Lesson Plan- color

Robert Weir(pilgrims)
Robert Weir Biography
Robert Weir Artwork
Robert Weir Lesson Plan- value

Dream Catchers(Native Americans)
About Dream Catchers
Dream Catchers Slideshow

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We are half way through the school year and it has been a great year so far! We have some excellent volunteers this year and I love working with all of you! I appreciate all you do for the Art Masterpiece Program , the teachers appreciate all you do in the classrooms and the students appreciate you most of all for just being there. Enjoy these fun facts!

-August started out strong with an amazing 17 lessons in our first month of school. August also had the least amount of lessons for the year, which isn't unusual, in past years most teachers didn't start Art Masterpiece until September.
-September had the most lessons of any month so far, 34.
-Mrs Espinoza's 1st grade class has had the most Art Masterpiece lessons of any class, 10.
-First Graders have had more Art Masterpiece lessons than the other grades, 43.
-Our wonderful volunteers Shannon Krenz and Holly Sadlon have taught the most Art Masterpiece Lessons this year.
-Oil pastels and watercolors are the most in demand…
2018-2019 School Year.
Welcome back everyone! I am super excited to be working with the Art Masterpiece program again this year and look forward to fun and successful year of art! Last year I took over the art program half way through the school year and I look forward to working closely on getting art into a majority of the classrooms again this year. If you are interested in volunteering to teach Art Masterpiece for your child’s classroom this year, please let your teacher know ASAP. I will be getting more information about the program, out to the teachers next week. If you are unsure of how the Art Masterpiece program works, feel free to email me @ with any questions you may have and take a look around the blog at the available lesson plans. Updated information/rules on how to request art supplies will be posted soon as well as an update list of donation requests.
Thank you for all you do!

Jocelyn Carranza

How The Art Masterpiece Program Works

Hello Volunteers,

I have had quite a few emails over the summer as to how the program works and don't want people to feel intimidated when making the decision to volunteer. It is a wonderful program that was written by the previous coordinator and we would like to keep it going as much as possible but need the help of our wonderful parents to do so.

The program works by having a volunteer (typically a parent in their own child's classroom) go in once a month (or as often as the teacher and parent agree) and teach a short lesson followed by a coordinating art project. The lessons are all written based around what is currently being taught in cottage and must be followed as these lessons go with the curriculum. ALL supplies as well as the lessons being taught, are supplied. As a volunteer you coordinate with your child's teacher to choose the appropriate lesson, let us know as soon as possible so we can add you to the calendar and get the supplies delivered to the classroom …