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Grammar Stage - Grades 1-4
All plans in the grammar stage will outline exactly what to do each week with a variety of options. The grammar stage is a basic introduction to the great artists and composers. Students will view artwork, talk about art, and have a chance to explore various art supplies. Grade 4 now comes with a blank notebooking page to complete for each artist. The music plan offers a wide variety of composers to listen to and learn about each month.
Option 1: Picture study:
This could be the foundation for your art appreciation. This is an inexpensive, simple way to study great art. We have chosen pieces appropriate for children to introduce them to many of history's major artists. We provide the links to view the paintings online. If you use this option your child will be introduced to 30 artists in the grammar stage. (Grades 1-4)
Option 2: Art appreciation with follow-up activities:
We have chosen the best of the best from the vast world of children's art appreciation books. The plan schedules the pages to be viewed with questions to prompt discussion with your child. There are also short follow-up activities for your student to complete. If you use this option only, your student can view great art and have a hands-on activity to connect new ideas to his imagination. Please note: In the fourth grade, Mona Brooke’s book Drawing with Children is planned for option 2.
Option 3: Artistic Pursuits (Grade 2 & 3) OR Art Activities:
Grade 1: Additional activities using art cards & coloring pages.
Grade 2 & 3: Artistic Pursuits K-3 Book 2 (1-2 each year) with additional art suggestions.
Grade 4: Drawing with children by Moria Brookes wiith additional art suggestions.
Special Grade 2 - Medieval & Renaissance Ebook Note
This edition of the HFA plans schedules option 1 - Picture Study, Option 2 - Art Appreciation using books and internet links, Option 3 Artistic Pursuits Grades K-3 Book 2 plus other activities. The ebook includes coloring pages, notebook pages, and art prints.
The plan acquaints you with major composers by offering listening suggestions to go along with a composer study. If you use this option, your child will be introduced to 24 composers in the grammar stage. (Grades 1-4)
Grammar Stage Recap:
1 hour per week doing picture study, art appreciation and/or an art activity.
1 period per week (approx. 45 minutes) listening to a composer and/or reading about the composer.