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MK Monley
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Working on Arts Integration at TBPS
This summer, a team from TBPS attended the Creative Schools Initiative, Arts Integration course. We will be working with master puppeteer, Barbara Paulson throughout the year to address the transferable skill of Responsible and Involved Citizenship .  It's ...

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Artists Observe
During the two weeks that students were learning about biking skills in PE, they were learning about observation skills in art. Artists observe and notice details they wouldn't necessarily notice unless they were looking closely. Like any skill, if you want...

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What Do Artists Do?
On the first day of art for my classes this year, I asked the students to answer the question "What do artists do?". It is refreshing to see what art looks like from the perspective of children. I think that the importance of student voice and introspection...

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I took the time to learn to solder today. Last year was but a brief intro - today, I got it! Thanks for the help Craig and Erica!
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So this is what happened when I taught this to a group of art teachers at MassArt this summer. Oz created a talking city. Thanks Jill Dawson for getting me started!

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Has anyone used this tool to create circuits? I'd love to see how it works.

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Create Make and Learn Summer Course Leads to Excitement and Engagement
What happens when an art teacher takes a Maker's class? We get jazzed about circuitry. Instructor Jill Dawson helped me lead students through a paper circuitry lesson using copper tape, LED lights and batteries. Students were excited to make a simple circui...

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The 2015 Art Show is Open for Viewing
From now until May 28th you can view the  TBPS Choice Based Art Student Art Show.   Closing Reception May 28th 5:00PM-7:00PM You'll see Sculptures Kindergarten and Preschool  Art Displays are in the Cafeteria. Check out the Fezbit Kingdom   First and Second...

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The 2015 TBPS Art Show - Details Below
It's always exciting in a Choice Art Studio. What's new about this year's show? As part of the new National Art Standards, we're piloting the Presentation Standard: " Applying the skills and language of specific arts discipline, students will demonstrate th...

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The Painting Wall
Of all of the new areas in my classroom this year, The Painting Wall, has been a favorite.
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