First-grade students combine visual arts projects with creative movement and narration to depict patterns of the sun, moon, and stars. Students complete sketches, drawings, paintings, and sculptures of the sun, moon, and stars. These artworks are used as backdrop pieces and props for a presentation of creative movement. Students are assessed verbally and physically at regular intervals during reflection, review, and share times. The final assessment is completed during the final presentation of the project.
CCSS English Language Arts: RI 1.4; 1.6; W 1.8, 1.3; SL 1.1b, 1.6; NGSS: 1-ESS1-1, 1-ESS1-2; NCAS: DA:Cr1.1.1a; DA: Cr2.1.2b; DA:Cr3.1.1a; DA: Pr4.1.1; DA:Pr5.1.1a,b,c; DA:Pr6.1.1a,b; VA:Re.7.2.1a, VA:Cr1.2.1a; VA:Cr2.2.1a; TH:Cr1.1.1a, c