Arts Enrichment

Brooklyn Museum of Art residency (K & 1st)

Students in Kindergarten and First Grade will visit the Brooklyn Museum a few times throughout the year for a focused tour with a specially trained educational guide.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas found that students who had taken part in a single museum field trip not only retained the information they received, they also showed significant increase in critical thinking skills, levels of tolerance and an increase in historical empathy. Additionally, the study found that those students who had been to the museum as part of a school field trip were much more likely to return and bring along their families, demonstrating how a one-time museum visit can increase appreciation for art and likelihood of becoming art consumers in the future.

Story Pirates residency (2nd, 3rd, 4th)

Story Pirates‘ curriculum focuses on core elements of national standards for Arts Education and English Language Arts, while providing rich cultural experiences that push the boundaries of traditional enrichment to tackle substantive educational goals like vocabulary development, story structure, revision, and confident self-expression.

At PS 107, Story Pirates run their Idea Storm Program, a master-class writing workshop that brings teaching concepts to life, followed by a musical sketch comedy, featuring stories by students and performed by professional artists.

 African Dance residency (3rd)

Classes in CMP’s African Dance program experience the grace, strength, intelligence, and beauty of African dance and culture. Students study the geography, customs, and music of West Africa while beginning to learn the basic movements of African dance from countries such as Guinea, Ghana, and Senegal. Classes then learn to express themselves as individuals and as a community when they begin to choreograph a song-length African dance to be performed as part of their culminating show

Ballroom Dance Residency (4th)

Dancing Classrooms is not about teaching ballroom dancing.  The dance is a tool for getting the children to break down social barriers, learn about honor and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate and cooperate, and accept others even if they are different.

Shakespeare Creative Stages residency (5th)

Creative Stages works to improve the educational success of children by using theatre arts instruction as a method of personalizing and embodying educational content across the curriculum.
At PS 107, 5th Graders participate in the Shakespeare Program, in which they will perform one of Shakespeare’s selected adapted plays over a 12- 14-week residency utilizing the Michael Chekhov technique in a collaborative residency with the classroom teacher.

Field trips to live theater performance (all grades)

All grades attend a live theater performance. Teachers for each grade select a performance that best compliments their curriculum.