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Sandy Lane Elementary recognized by the Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM

Jan. 11, 2023

The institute highlighted the school's haiku project, which combined language arts, music and creative movement.

Sandy Lane Elementary Conservatory for the Arts is a magnet school that celebrates the value of the visual and performing arts and integrates the arts into general education.

Each month, the Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM highlights members in its Accelerator community who are doing amazing work with arts integration and STEAM. The Accelerator program provides resources, learning opportunities and tools for arts integration.

Third-grade teacher Kimberly Klein and music teacher Brenda Urban led the innovative arts integration project. Students explored haiku with exercises that involved identifying key words, using creative movement to portray those words and using instruments to accompany the movements. The students had a great time and were quite proficient by the end of the project.

Haiku is a form of poetry originally from Japan. It traditionally consists of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third. 

Check out the Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM's Facebook post highlighting the exercise. 

Teacher Brenda Urban Leads the LessonStudents Adding SoundsStudents rehearsing moves