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Hot Days, Healthy Brains: Summer Activities That Keep Kids Learning

by Logan Juve Janicula
Integrated Special Education Program Specialist

With spring break just ending, summer is just a few short months away. It’s never too early to start planning your summer activities! 1,156 more words

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Red gold.

In recent posts I’ve discussed blue gold and black gold.

But, what is red gold?

Well, Cleopatra bathed in it.

And, Alexander the Great used it as shampoo. 307 more words


What's in a word? History, association, description, and sometimes even poetry.

To me there are certain words that just seem poetic in and of themselves.

Indigo is one of them.

Indigo. I like the way it sounds. 997 more words


Weekend Workshop Fun

Last weekend I taught a workshop for a bunch of art educators (and one brave English teacher!) who had asked me to tell about how I create my art, and also to take my… 138 more words


Giotto, the Italian version of Crayola

My art historian colleagues know that Giotto is a very appropriate and sophisticated name for a crayon product in Italy, or any other place on earth for that matter, named for the historic person, Giotto (1266/7 –  1337), who is considered to be the first in the line of the amazing artists who transformed the history of painting into the Italian Renaissance. 224 more words


Fresh start! 2016

If a new year can be designed with a fresh box of crayons (as I posted here), then imagine what you can do with this suite of new Giotto art products! 207 more words


Thing 21

1.  This is an idea that I have heard of for a while and have always been interested in using in the classroom…but was never brave enough to actually try.   435 more words

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