Caldwell Middle School Author Residency Day 2 – Tuesday, January 8, 2013

  Friends:   Today was the second day of my writing residency at Caldwell middle school through a grant administered by Story Tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council.     Today, the students began brainstorming story ideas using story prompts that included two animal characters and a situation. First, I modeled the brainstorming process […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Language Arts, Literacy, math, School Visit, Storytelling, Teacher In-Service, Teaching Artist, The Little “Read” Hen, Workshop, writing

Tangram Tales at the St. Bernard Parish Library – Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friends: Last Saturday, I was at the St. Bernard Parish library performing my Tangram Tales family workshop. It was so much fun working with the grown-ups and the kids, teaching them how to use tangrams. I taught them how to make their own tangram set, how to format the pictures with the Tangram shapes, and […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children’s Books, Children’s Show, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Family, Language Arts, Library, Literacy, math, Reading, Tangram Tales

Professional Development Workshop at the Southeastern Massachusetts Library System – Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Friends: Today, I presented a daylong professional development workshop for the Southeastern Massachusetts Library System. The first part of the workshop began with Handmade Tales: Stories to Make and Take, based on my book of the same name. The librarians learned all kinds of hands-on stories: cut and tell, draw and tell, fold and tell, […] Read More

Categories: Arts, Entertainment Unit, math, Renovations

Stories on Board Educator Workshop at Audubon Elementary – Monday, November 3, 2008

Friends: On Monday, I presented a professional development workshop at Audubon Elementary for the teachers. I forgot my digital camera but was able to take a few pictures with my phone camera. I presented, “Stories on Board: Creating Board Games from Favorite Tales.” I showed the teachers my method of turning folktales into board games […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Folktales, Games, Language Arts, Literacy, math, Reading, Stories, writing