At South Toms River Elementary, 4th and 5th grade students have been participating in a Collective Impact Grant. The grant, a collaborative project between the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank and the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, has given students the opportunity to participate in "Young Audiences" Arts Integrated Lessons. The idea behind this creative approach to teaching is that integrating fine and performing arts into daily lessons will open new pathways for learning. At South Toms River, students have been combining science with dance and social studies with theater.
More information about the grant can be found here.