Students at Winton Elementary School made paper turkeys, silhouette portraits and other crafts Monday as part of the school’s efforts to bring more arts into the classroom.
Nancy Mueller, the school’s music teacher, got a grant from the EXCEL Foundation, an organization that funds grants to teachers for innovative classroom projects in the Coeur d’Alene School District.
The “Let’s get STEAMed Up” grant brings arts into focus along with the other STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math.
“We need to bring technology and content into music and arts and we need to bring arts into curriculum,” Mueller said.
The $7,400 grant was used to buy iPads for the art, music and P.E. programs at the school as well as some books focusing on famous composers, artists and lessons learned in sports.