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Key Scriptural Objective: To practice making positive comments about one another's pictures, thereby developing a sense of security in the students

Scripture: " . . . if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8

Academic Objectives:

To explore different kinds of lines and distinguish shape from line.

To use the eyes to measure distance and to calculate space.

To define and identify shapes and to form shapes by making a line design

To identify and discuss different kinds of repeating lines and shapes in nature

To combine lines and shapes to form man-made patterns

To assume a variety of action poses, and to examine relative positions of body parts during the pose

To draw action poses from memory

To identify patterns in the immediate area and to record them

To complete patterns by drawing repeating shapes and lines

Production Objectives:

To draw family members (felt markers, crayons, or colored pencils)

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Key Scriptural Objective: To be aware that whatever job we are given to do, we should do it the very best we can

Scripture: "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might" Ecclesiastes 9:10

Academic Objectives:

To practice visual memory and visual perception

To study how elements (motifs) repeat to form a pattern

To examine patterns on paper and cloth

To learn how to make a brick pattern

To observe poses and draw them from memory

To identify repeating shapes and lines in student work

Production Objectives:

To draw a figure in an interesting pose, incorporating pattern into the clothing and the background (colored felt markers)

To draw a long line intersecting at various points: identify and color shapes

To combine styrofoam stamps and paper edge printing to make a picture of flowers and bulrushes (black tempera paint or block printing ink)

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Key Scriptural Objective: To recognize the wonder of God's creative abilities in the perfectly formed body of a tiny baby

Scripture: " . . . I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made" Psalms 139:14

Academic Objectives:

To practice keen observation and visual memory

To use the eyes to measure distance and to calculate space

To understand and apply techniques of modeling with dough

Production Objectives:

To draw a picture from the imagination: Auntie's New Baby

To model a person (flour and salt dough)

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Key Scriptural Objective: To learn to put God first in picture making and to recognize that part of acknowledging God is to give him the glory for our successes

Scripture: "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:6

Academic Objectives:

To understand that a contour drawing is a drawing of the edges of an object

To practice doing blind contour drawing and peeking contour drawing

To discuss how contour drawing helps us to learn to see

To explore the surface of a leaf using the sense of touch

To transfer tactile information into a visual image

To produce sensitive, expressive lines by doing contour drawing

To practice visual discrimination skills.

Production Objectives:

To create a painting of a flower or flowers using the peeking contour drawing method (oil pastel, felt marker)

To draw and cut out a peeking contour of a branch and leaves and to complete a composition of leaves on a branch

To draw a picture from the imagination: Big Box

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Key Scriptural Objective: To recognize that love is the motivating force behind serving, and to practice applying words that serve, using real-life examples

Scripture: " . . . by love serve one another." Galatians 5:13

Academic Objectives:

To observe how overlapping shows near and far

To learn how to draw the overlapping object first and then the objects that are behind

To see that height on a page can show near and far

To see that relative sizes of objects on a page can show near and far

Production Objectives:

To make an overlapping shapes design to reinforce how overlapping creates depth (paper shapes)

To make a painting of an animal against a background of vegetation (oil pastel and felt marker)

To provide an opportunity to apply the principles of near and far in a composition (pencil)

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Key Scriptural Objective: To use texture words like "rough" and "prickly" to describe certain behaviors in people, and to determine that "to love thy neighbour as thyself" is the appropriate response in dealing with hurtful people as well as with kind people

Scripture: " . . . love thy neighbour as thyself." Galatians 5:14

Academic Objectives:

To define "texture" as "the way something feels when we touch it."

To find examples of different textures among common objects, and to describe them with words like rough, coarse, bumpy, ridgy, fuzzy, shiny

To think of a variety of texture words to describe certain fruits and vegetables

To take pencil rubbings of a variety of textures

To draw a full-length figure using the entire space on a page

To learn how to make a pattern and cut cloth from it

To learn how to braid and crimp wool hair

Production Objectives:

To make a texture doll (oil pastel, cloth, wool, decorating materials)

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Key Scriptural Objective: To relate obedience to parents and teachers with obedience to God, and to see that our parents and teachers make rules because they love us.

Scripture: "Obey them that have the rule over you." Hebrews 13:17

Academic Objectives:

To keep a personal record of methods used in making the texture doll

To describe and record all the various textures used on the doll

To discuss the effect of colors used, either blending or contrasting

To develop the imagination by forming visual images from hearing a story

To understand the terms "slip," "score," "coil," and "wedge."

To practice the coil method of handbuilding with clay

To practice the slab method of handbuilding with clay

Production Objectives:

To draw a picture from hearing a story: Rosalind's New Shoes

To build a coil pot in conjunction with listening to the story, Billy's Big Mistake

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