• Mrs. Planer

    Art Teacher

    Grades 1-8 will have art on a weekly basis throughout the entire school year. Art will be in person (art on a cart). Students will need to keep their work with them as they make progress, a folder may be helpful so that they don't misplace their work (students in school will be creating one to keep in the classroom). Please reach out with any questions or concerns and I would be happy to help!


    Weekly PE, Art, Music, and WL assignments/check-ins for all of our students in grades 5-8 will be MANDATORY.   
    Friendly ART Reminder for all Virtual Learners & Their Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
    Please be sure to take a photo of your child's completed artwork when the class finishes a project and turn it in through Mrs. Planer's Google Classroom (in the Classwork Section). *The Google Classroom App makes this task quick and easy.

    Back to School Night Video -

    Please join my google classrooms. 

    Mrs. Planer’s Google Classroom Links/Codes  

    *Friendly Reminder: When answering my weekly question, be sure to "turn in" your response (not comment on the question). Click view question and then the place to type your answer is in the top right corner. When done, click "turn in." Also, I highly recommend downloading the free Google Classroom App to a phone or tablet to make turning in photos of artwork even easier.
    Video on How to Turn Things in on Google Classroom:
    Mrs. Planer's Office Hours - Optional for virtual learners: Join my Office Hours Google Classroom to find information and links for Google Meets. 
    Office Hours: No office hours on Mondays
                          1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade - 2:00 - 2:20
                          4th & 5th Grade - 2:20 - 2:40
                          6th, 7th, & 8th - 2:40 - 2:55
                          ***Fridays: 2:15-2:55 (any student from any grade level can pop on for help)
    ***I will be posting assignments and activities on Google Classroom. I highly recommend downloading the free Google Classroom App for your phones as it is very easy to take photos of artwork and turn it in that way. 
    Elementary Art Schedule:
    1st Grade: O'Dell - Thursdays 10:15 - 10:45
                    Parkhill - Fridays 10:15 - 10:45
    2nd Grade: Lopes - Thursdays 11:45 - 12:15
                     Libutti - Wednesdays 11:45 - 12:15
    3rd Grade: Florio - Mondays 11:45 - 12:15
                     Storti - Tuesdays 11:45 - 12:15
    4th Grade: Elias - Tuesdays 10:15 - 10:45
                     Tarantino - Wednesdays 10:15 - 10:45
    *5th Grade - 8th Grade: Please check your child's schedule. 
    Suggested Supplies to have on hand for Virtual Learners:
    • white paper (printer, construction, etc.) (if possible, in various sizes)
    • pencils and erasers
    • handheld sharpener
    • scissors
    • glue
    • crayons or colored pencils (optional - markers)
    • a black Sharpie (fine point) 


    • Arrive on time, prepared for class, and save questions until after directions are given. 
    • Be a worker. Students must create their own work.
    • Respect others and property. No hurtful comments or inappropriate language. Take care of all art materials and use tools correctly to keep the art room safe.
    • Follow the rubric given for assignments and always put your name on the back of your projects.

    Grading Policy:

    O - Outstanding - You were always on task and helpful. Your art showed excellent craftsmanship/creativity. Your work was very neatly done and you went above and beyond! All directions and goals were followed/met.  

    S - Satisfactory - You were mostly on task. Your art showed good craftsmanship/creativity. Nearly all directions and goals were followed/met.

    N - Needs Improvement - You were sometimes on task. Your art showed fair craftsmanship/creativity. Some directions and goals were followed/met.

    5th - 8th Grade:

    I would like to clarify grading for art in Realtime. As you know specials will be graded with an O (Outstanding), an S (Satisfactory), or an N (Needs Improvement) for this school year.

    In Realtime, follow the guide below to help you know how you are doing:
    90-100: Outstanding
    70-89: Satisfactory
    Below 70: Needs Improvement

    Also, all art projects are graded with checks. A check plus is an Outstanding, a check is a Satisfactory, and a check minus is a Needs Improvement. All questions and check-ins are graded as complete or incomplete (so be sure to answer all questions that are asked to earn a complete).


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