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First-grade students combine visual arts projects with creative movement and narration to depict patterns of the sun, moon, and stars. Based on observations of the sky, students complete sketches, drawings, paintings, and sculptures of the sun, moon, and stars, and then use these artworks as backdrop pieces for a presentation of creative movement. Students are assessed at regular intervals during reflection, review, and share times, students are also assessed though periodic writing and during a final project presentation.


CCSS English Language Arts
RI 1.4, RI 1.6, W 1.8, W 1.3, SL 1.1b, SL 1.6

NGSS Science
1-ESS1-1, 1-ESS1-2

CA Arts Standards
1.DA:Cr1a, 1.DA:Cr2b, 1.DA:Cr3, 1.DA:Pr4a-b, 1.DA:Pr5a.c, 1.DA:Pr6a-b, 1.VA:Re7.2, 1.VA:Cr1.2, 1.VA:Cr2.1, 1.VA:Cr2.2, 1.TH:Cr1a-b,

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