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Totally up to the schools. Can be school-wide theme, curriculum-based, or open-ended.

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A Christmas Carol explores themes of transformation, hope, and compassion.

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Box Out Bullying is a comprehensive assembly presentation which includes: a dynamic live theater performance, research-based curricula, and follow-up resource materials. This all combines to offer students, educators, and parents the tools they need to make their school safe and free from bullying. For program information visit boxoutbullying.com

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“The play focuses on a longing for magic, a wish for a transformative power…A compelling performance…It celebrates human ingenuity.”
– The New York Times

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Kevin Kurtz is a nonfiction children’s author who writes books about science and nature. Kevin engages students in a discussion of the science topics of his books and the process of writing nonfiction. Science topics that can be covered by Kevin and his books include:
– Habitats
– Adaptations
– Ecosystems
– Living things and nonliving things
– Oceans
– Scientists and the scientific method
– Geology
– Plate tectonics
– Volcanoes and Earthquakes
– Microbes

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Igniting the fiction writer within.

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To teach life lessons through the great game of golf

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When we give our children the chance to experience and connect with the arts, we are developing creative thinkers, imaginative problem solvers, empathetic human beings, and the artists and audiences of the future.

When we give our children the chance to experience and connect with the arts, we are developing creative thinkers, imaginative problem solvers, empathetic human beings, and the artists and audiences of the future.

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Ellen Senisi – Writing Steps and How a Book is Created

How is a book created? How can kids get motivated and organized for writing? These questions are answered with the help of a spunky special needs child, an iguana, and lots of photographs.

Ellen Senisi, author and photographer of 18 books for young readers and former teacher, walks students through how a book is created and steps of the writing process. She shows the book creation and production history for her title All Kinds of Friends, Even Green while using a graphic organizer of steps to good writing. The book’s development is followed from the first scratch paper draft through writing, editing, and production to final printed copy. Along the way she emphasizes the importance of the creative process and editing. Her sub-themes are drawn from the featured book (which children can have free access to ahead of time) and include special needs awareness and pets as friends and inspiration.

The theme of the book aligns with the theme of the presentation as Moses, a boy with spina bifida, struggles with how to write about a friend for a school assignment.

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