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Arts integration boosts literacy skills at Frances Slocum

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October 10, 2017
Students at Frances Slocum Elementary are learning language skills in a whole new way: through arts integration fueled by the Honeywell Foundation.
Arts integration is an approach to teaching and learning that provides multiple ways for students to make sense of what they learn. It goes beyond the initial step of helping students learn and recall information, and it challenges students to take the information and facts they have learned and do something with them to build deeper understanding.
The Honeywell Foundation’s Educational Outreach program is bringing artists to Frances Slocum to provide experiences in the classroom built around specific Indiana language arts standards. These experiences will help students develop specific skills and close gaps in literacy and numeracy, the foundational skills that they will build on for the rest of their lives.
Frances Slocum’s administration and staff are excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Honeywell Foundation’s Educational Outreach program for 2017-18. Arts integration experiences will continue throughout the next two weeks in grades one through four.
Days when arts integration is planned (times vary): 
  • Oct. 10 – third grade
  • Oct. 12 – first grade
  • Oct. 13 – third grade
  • Oct. 17 – first and second grades
  • Oct. 19 – second grade
  • Oct. 23 – fourth grade
  • Oct. 24 – fourth grade
If you would like more information or want to schedule a time to cover this exciting approach to classroom learning, please contact Dr. Gwen Lavert, principal of Frances Slocum Elementary School, at or call 664-0589.
Dr. Gwen Lavert, Principal at Frances Slocum Elementary School
7665) 664-0589