santopietro.jpg Welcome to Integrated Arts!

In this class, students learn core concepts in the arts (visual art, music, drama, and dance).
These concepts are integrated with other classroom
subjects such as reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.

Students learn
about the arts
as well as
through
the arts.

THE ARTS:  MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA, VISUAL ARTS

The curriculum facilitates the students' achievement of standards listed in Washington State Arts Grade Level Expectations (GLEs). Creative movement, singing, instrument playing, dramatic performances, and experience with different visual arts media are components of this class.

Many of the skills required for meeting the state standards in other academic areas are facilitated and applied in Integrated Arts as well. Some of these skills are: problem solving, thinking skills, listening skills, creativity, observation, comparing, contrasting, explaining thoughts and processes, working independently and collaborating with others.

Our Teacher:

I have been teaching Integrated Arts at Echo Lake Elementary since 1996.

Master of Education (Creative Arts and Learning), Lesley University

B.A. in Education (Elementary Education, Art), Western Washington University

3 years, Open Window School, Bellevue, WA

5 years, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA.

2 years, Alpha Omega Christian School, Port Townsend, WA.

Hobbies: Traveling, watching movies, dancing, singing, reading, drawing, sculpting, painting, and playing alto saxophone with Around the Sound Community Band.