Mrs. Wilson's Art Room

Welcome to the Art Room!

I am excited to be teaching at St. Gerard Majella and helping our students to awaken their creativity. We will be busy creating new art projects this year and using a variety of materials that they may be familiar with and some art materials that are new to them as we explore concepts, techniques, and practice building our art skills while learning artistic behaviors.

Each art lesson has curricular goals that follow the Art Standards of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Each lesson will focus on learning one new concept and reviewing or practicing a previously learned concept to build that skill. A rubric is used to grade the art projects. The curriculum has been planned using the Backwards by Design method after interviewing high school art teachers to see what their expectations are for incoming students.

We will be building mechanical reasoning skills, problem solving, discussing characteristics of art materials to make decisions in bringing their creative ideas to fruition successfully. Students will be guided to find the answers and solutions to their questions and artistic challenges.

Primary and Intermediate level students will come to art class once a week. Kindergarteners have 30 minute classes while grades one through five have one hour. Middle School students have art class as an elective and I will see them three times every two weeks.

Since our time together is limited in art class, we need to be productive. Students are expected to follow the school rules as well as the art room rules. Students are expected to come to class on time, come prepared to work hard and do their best. Our tables naturally create a social environment but we do need to be respectful of our neighbors and their learning styles and work quietly so conversations should be low in volume.

Art projects will be displayed in the hallways and three dimensional pieces will be displayed in the window cases of the library.

Blessing the Classroom

Father came in and blessed the art room the first week of school.

Our theme this school year is focusing on the virtues of Charity and continuing the theme of Virtues are the Gateway to Joy at SGM!

September: Charity

October: Friendship

November: Courtesy

December: Purity

January: Fortitude

February: Prudence

March: Respect

April: Forgiveness

May: Responsibility

Mrs. Wilson's Faith Family

Faith Family

Our Faith Family enjoyed spending the morning together on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. We created a decade rosary and prayed a decade with students leading the Hail Mary's.

We will be gathering as a family on the first Friday of the month after mass to do an activity together.