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In addition to the wonderful reading themes, these shows engage students with important positive messages including self-esteem, anti-bullying, safety, basic visualization & goal setting techniques for improved results, along with most customized themes. A particular book theme can be incorporated into the reading program, otherwise I use standard classics for grades attending. Likewise, “Take PRIDE!” Character education show is customized for grades attending.

Remember, students learn much more effectively through visual presentations, such as these. They really relate to the presentations’ fun, participatory format, thus ensuring the positive, educational messages are absorbed.

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Image Manipulation and Collage with Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Elements

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Interactive puppet theatre

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Character Education, PBIS, Magic, Comedy, Storytelling, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Citizenship, Trustworthiness

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Multicultural and thematic music & dance performances

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Science, STEM, STEAM, Hands-on, inquiry based.

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Theatre, Performing Arts, Dance, Music

This site indexes hundreds of curriculum-enhancing experiences available to educators served by Capital Region BOCES, Champlain Valley BOCES, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES, Questar III BOCES, and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES.

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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.

New Artists

Ellen Senisi – Ecosystem Connections with All in a Rainforest Day Book

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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Tom Varano — Emotion Into Art™

Emotion Into Art™ is an extremely unique Speed Painting/Inspirational speaking performance. This is a nationally recognized show with the goal of inspiring students of all ages to not only follow their dreams, but to follow their dreams with PASSION! The performance entertains and captures the students’ attention while the microphone allows Tom to speak a message of hope and encouragement into their lives.

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