Children at Discovery Charter School have the opportunity to draw, paint, produce comic strips or graphic novels, dance, sing, and act. Our students work both with teachers from Discovery as well as with many Teaching Artists through our wonderful partnership with NJPAC.
In addition to support our children in acquiring visual arts and performing arts skills, we provide a setting in which our students collaborate to create their own products: graphic novels, plays, as well as dance and vocal music performances.
As we strengthen and broaden our program, we are experimenting how to meaningfully integrate the arts with the other parts of our curriculum.
In 2018-2019, Ms. Gibson, and Mr. Pyle are now spending more time teaching at Discovery, which allows us to offer dance and visual art classes to more students. Ms. Hanson is now also invested in teaching vocal music.
Ms. Rogers, Ms. Gibson, and Ms. Hanson are teaming up to produce the children's version of Aladdin with our 4th and 5th graders. Mr. Pyle is also involved in the painting of the backgrounds with his Mural class students.
We are also experimenting with integrating visual arts and other academic disciplines. For example