Craft: Valentine Box

Friends: Happy Valentine’s Day. I made this simple Valentine carrying box for Eliana, my seven year old. She is taking it to school, stuffed with Valentine treats for her classmates. She can also bring home the Valentine treats she receives. It’s very easy. It took less than ten minutes. Materials: Tissue Box with large opening […] Read More

Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, Kids, Valentine Craft, Valentine’s Day
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Louisiana Story Fest Residency Day 3

Friends: It was another fabulous day at the school where I am doing a Louisiana Story Fest Residency. The picture above is a backdrop of a bayou on the school cafeteria stage. Just beautiful. I am just in love with the teachers, staff and students at this school. We are having a fabulous time sharing […] Read More

Categories: Art, Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Children, Folklore, Folktales, Kids, Language Arts, Louisiana, Performance, Stories, Story Fest, story theater, Storyteller, Teaching Artist
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Louisiana Story Fest Residency Day 2

Friends: As you walk down the hall of this school, Jack and the Beanstalk greets you with a big grin. Look at the door next to Jack. You can see the scale of the mural. Story book characters decorate the walls in the halls of this school. I will post one every day so you […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Children, Folklore, Folktales, Kids, Language Arts, Literacy, Louisiana, Performance, Stories, Story Fest, story theater, Storyteller, Storytelling, Teaching Artist
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Louisiana Story Fest Residency Day 1

Friends: Today was the first day of my Louisiana Story Fest residency at a local school. The whole school is participating in a year-long study of Louisiana. Each grade is focusing on a different aspect of Louisiana. The school hired me as a teaching artist, through an arts grant, to work with the students using […] Read More

Categories: Art, Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Children, Folklore, Folktales, Kids, Language Arts, Literacy, Louisiana, Performance, Stories, Story Fest, story theater, Storyteller, Storytelling, Teaching Artist
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Organized and Energized! – Part 5 The Kids Room

Organized and Energized! – Part 5 The Kids Room By Dianne de Las Casas The Kid’s Room Because we are a society of consumerism, our children tend to have more “stuff” than we did as children. Not only do our children have toys, they also have TVs, DVD players, video games, handheld games, computers, stereos, […] Read More

Categories: Bedroom, Children, Children’s Room, Cleaning, Kids, Kids Room, Organization, Organization Supplies
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