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Swigert Explorations  2018-2019


Purpose : Increase opportunities for students to deepen knowledge of IB through creative expression and different avenues and provide choice offerings to increase  student engagement.

  • 3 five or six week arts integration sessions
  • (two will be the same from last year, and one session will be new.)
  • First and third grade will either have explorations
  • at the same time, 2:25-3:20.  Second grade will have explorations from 1:35-2:20. Fourth and fifth grade classes  will have it with their afternoon classes, or will have explorations twice on Friday, am and pm, in the same classroom.


  • run explorations on the Friday following the end of your six week cycle.  Parents will organize choice options and students will choose between different offerings.
  • 4-5th grade musical students will participate
  • in the musical after school. This year the musical is Hair Spray Junior.


Arts Integration 2018-2019

Welcome to Year 2 of our Arts Integration journey! We are excited to build on our successes from last year and further develop our work to enhance IB learning through the arts.


Our Goals:

To enhance our IB Units with rich and authentic arts experiences for students.


In our IB Units, we can use the arts to:

  • Deepen students’ enduring understanding around central ideas
  • Increase student engagement
  • Expand ways for students to express themselves
  • Display creative and engaging evidence of student
  • learning throughout the school and/or community

Through the arts, students can

  • -Build community   -Develop sense of wonder
  •   -Construct understanding
  • -Build self-esteem
  • -Create!    -Demonstrate learning
  • -Have fun!
  •  -Shine!