Arts in Academics Grants 2007

Projects selected for Arts in Academics funding for 2007 are:

Total awarded: $2700
  • Agnes B. Hennessey Elementary School, East Providence, $525, for the "Detective Night" project for second, third, and fourth graders and their parents. The evening will include several different activity stations, such as "Scientific Drawing," where students will draw pictures of insects while learning about insect body parts, size, and proportion and "Who Done It? Math Haiku," where students will solve riddles based on math term clues in the poem.

  • Block Island School, $400, for the school's production of "Green Eggs and Hamlet." The play, about issues of self-esteem and social interaction, will be written in part and performed by the K-6 students, helping them develop the skills of self-expression and coherent thought for writing successfully.

  • Broad Rock Middle School, Wakefield, $575, for the Special Event Family Platter history project. As part of a social studies unit on immigration, eighth grade students and their families will be invited to create a keepsake ceramic platter that incorporates their own family history. The platters will be decorated with images and symbols that relate to each family's history and nationality and can be used at family celebrations and holidays.

  • International Charter School, Pawtucket, $500, to support the "Book of the Dead: Making Ancient Egypt Come Alive" project. Fourth grade students studying Ancient Egypt in social studies classes will be able to create a "Book of the Dead," using pictures, symbols, and hieroglyphics to tell their own life story.

  • Martin Middle School, East Providence, $500, for the musical Mathecal (Math Through the Ages and Disciplines). Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders will assist with the playwriting process, the creation of costumes and set, and will perform in the musical, while integrating information acquired in all core subjects with an emphasis on math concepts.