In arts Integration
with Dr. Gennie Pfannenstiel
Dr. Gennie Pfannenstiel is an educator and arts integration specialist. For many years she has worked at Locust Street Elementary (formerly Lee Elementary) in the Columbia Public School system in central Missouri.
It was the first graders who showed me the importance of Where the Sidewalk Ends from that very poem by Shel Silverstein. In 2019 and early 2020 we visited that spot often, drawing, writing, painting what we saw, what we felt, what we wondered. Each time we traipsed on the sidewalk to our destination, I would hear voices clamoring, “It feels like we are going on vacation!” Such was the beginning of a podcast about a sense of place that continued on into the following school year with another first grade class.
Collaboration with Columbia Civic Orchestra - 2018
4th Graders at Locust Street Expressive Arts School
Mural creation in response to Ravel's Mother Goose Suite.