Sara Levi teaches visual art at Calverton Elementary School. She enjoys helping students to explore the world around them through art-making. The creative process allows students to develop critical thinking skills and make connections that give personal value to their learning. Levi collaborates with colleagues to spread art integration throughout school for a more meaningful education. Levi has fun practicing her integrated lessons with her own children at home.
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Gallery of Arts-Integrated Work
SCHOOL: Calverton Elementary School
TEACHER: Sara Levi
CLASS: Art, Grade 3
PRISM.K12 STRATEGIES: Identify, Connect, and Synthesize
PHILLIPS ARTWORK INSPIRATION: Piet Mondrian, Composition No. III and No. 9
Through this arts integration unit, grade 3 students identified and connected art concepts of linear and radial symmetry to 3rd grade math standards about partitioning shapes. In school, students developed an understanding of symmetry, reflection and rotation by manipulating artwork by Mondrian, building with blocks, and using graph paper to organize symmetric patterns. To further enhance their learning process, students engaged with original works of art during a visit to The Phillips Collection. They synthesized these art and math concepts by translating their knowledge of symmetry, reflection and rotation to design a radial symmetry collage of meaningful personal objects.