Monday, March 30, 2015

Thank you Lynn Cultural Council! You Make A REAL Difference

 Lynn Cultural Council
Sewing REAL Puppets
The book Where the Wild Things Are is a psychological parable about a child dealing with challenges of being in a world run by adults, learning that his anger can be safely expressed and conquered.  The project Sewing REAL Puppets provided opportunities for participants to process this together through  weekly readings of the book and making puppets. This project benefited the afterschool REAL student participants, parents, and visitors.  

 "This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Samuel worked hard to create this fabulous monster puppet for #REAL

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The mission is to improve literacy. Many people say that is not possible and perhaps we should try for a more tangible mission for The REAL Program. You can help us on our more tangible mission by liking and sharing us on FACEBOOK. Our Facebook address is real_lynn as our first community to improve literacy is based in Lynn, MA where there are nearly 100,000 people and only one public library; no book stores and a majority of the public elementary schools (last count is 22) do not have school libraries as they need the room for classrooms in their elegant but dated buildings. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Transforming the Bullying Cycle through the Arts

BRIO Integrated Theatre Director Sahar Ahmed facilitating a collaborative workshop about anti bullying for children from The REAL Program of Lynn and Old North Church of Marblehead on Saturday, 3/14/2015 at the Lynn Museum. Maryam Mermey, Ph.D. from the Transformative Arts of Maine lead the workshop called Transforming the Bullying Cycle through the Arts

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Harold and the Purple Crayon is this Saturday's theme for Legacy Institute for Early Childhood Educators

Harold and the Purple Crayon Meets STEAM is the theme for this Saturday (3/7) Legacy Institute for Early Childhood Educators at the Riverside School, Danvers. Registration is still open at (Isn't it great to see Harold surrounded by books and green grass and sunshine?)