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Re: integrated arts and new rooms

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Sat, 13 Apr 1996 10:42:45 -0400

Dear Mary,

In a message dated 96-04-11 08:31:37 EDT, you write:

>We have separate visual art, music and some movement classes in addition to
>a interrelated art, music,movement and drama experience for the students
>each week (grades 4-6 bldg.). Part of the addition that is being built due
>to our population explosion will include the renovation of the current
>learning center (lbrary/resource) into the art and music rooms.

I teach at Kipling School in Deerfield (just up the road!). We are also
in the midst of a population explosion in my district, building our second
addition in 2 years, and next fall I'll be moving into half of the LMC and
the music teacher into the other half! (An interesting similarity there in
our experiences!) I asked for sinks also--I'll have 2 long basin sinks with
four faucets each--on opposite sides of the room. Electrical outlets are
important, as is ventilation and LOTS of storage.
We are writing a comprehensive arts grant on interrelating the arts in
our district. Currently, we have 4 separate curriculum committees (I chair
the Visual Art committee), and want to develop some interrelationships. I
would be very appreciative of any information you could share. Traditionally,
any interrelating and/or integrating has been done on an individual by
individual basis, depending on the willingness of the people involved. We see
our students twice a week, 30 minutes for grades 1-3 and 40 for 4-5.
Currently, the dance curriculum is in development and will/is being taught by
the P.E. and music teachers. The drama curriculum has just been started and
involves music, language arts, and any other interested individuals.

Kathryn Hillyer
Kipling School
Deerfield, IL