Art - Mrs. Jordan

Mrs. Jordan
B.A. Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Art Teacher k-8th

I have taught at Strafford school for 12 wonderful years, I have enjoyed working with families, staff, and the community over these years, and look forward to many years of being the art teacher. The art room is a busy place, lots of creativity! I have a curriculum I developed that aligns with state and common core standards, Throughout a students' stay here at Strafford, they build on art skill sets, learn about: art methods, self expression, art history and  art appreciation, (to name a few). Below is the general schedule and criteria. If you have any questions about the curriculum please email or make an appointment with me.
Elementary students, k-4, attend art class on a 6 day rotation throughout the school year. Students earn a conduct and effort grade on the trimester report card.

Middle school, 5-8 attend art class on a trimester basis each year. It is a required course all student take part in and is graded. At the middle school level students earn a letter grade as well as a conduct and effort grade. There is a mid term report as well as a final report card grade. As a specialist class the grade influences honor roll criteria.

Students are encouraged to participate in art exhibitions during the course of the year. We take part in the annual holiday art competition hosted by Foster's Daily Democrat, Traveling Art Show, Scholastics Art, and art displays in the school.
In February, we host an artist in residency. This year Dover Children's Museum will be teaching students how to build electrical circuits and then placing them into art creations as part of our STEAM concept this year.
Our Arts Committee members: Mrs. Jordan, Mr. Gempp, Mrs. Irons, Ms. Ray, and Ms. Adams.

Art Studio is our after school and summer week arts program for those that want to extend their art making experiences beyond the school day.