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Grade 1


What your child is learning

In the Grade 1 Art program, your child will draw and paint and explore printmaking, sculpture, fabric arts, photography and computer graphics. They will interpret and communicate with visual symbols, appreciate the cultural aspects of art, and relate art to their life. Through reflection, depiction, composition and expression, they will notice that objects have form and function and they will develop unique decorative styles for their creations. Still curious? Refer to the program of studies for more information about Grade 1 Art.

How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your child

A variety of digital and print resources, developed by publishers, Alberta Education or Alberta teachers, are available to help students learn. Teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.

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