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Summer Kickoff! A Couple of Hooray for Summer Poems.

School is out! Time for picnics, diving off docks, beaches, bike rides, mosquito bites, campfires, marshmallow roasts, shooting stars, holidays, outdoor concerts, baseball games, cut off shorts, running in the rain with your face turned towards the heavens, road trips … Continue reading

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You Need Space to Write Your Own Adventure

Have you heard that some authors, when writing, use different coloured sticky notes to plot out their stories? They jot down ideas then make a timeline all around their writing space. Imagine miles (or kilometres) of neon pink, yellow and … Continue reading

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Playful “Hungry for Science” Ideas for National Poetry Month!

It’s April and what better time to turn your thoughts to poetry as the cherry trees begin to blossom and people around the world experience an awakening as they sit, dreaming, their faces turned skyward under them. For my friends … Continue reading

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Planting Creative Seeds with “Hungry For Science” and the VSO School of Music

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are the seeds of today.” Chinese proverb. In one of the final days of Spring Break Camp at the VSO School of Music we gardened our minds and used our hands to create … Continue reading

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Day Three: Full STEAM Ahead: Hungry for Science Encourages Young Engineers!

It was day three at the VSO School of Music Spring Break Camp and it was jam packed with fun! We read “A House Like That” by Kari-Lynn Winters. This poem in “Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch on” really … Continue reading

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Using Crayon Resist and Math Poetry to Explore the Seasons: An Easy, Accessible Activity to Accompany Reading “Cycles” in “Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch on”

  It is day two of my spring break camp with the VSO School of Music. Invigorated and enlivened by the  smiles and enthusiasm of the young students enrolled in the class, I find myself inspired at the end of … Continue reading

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Hungry for Science Featured at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music

The science of sound and the lyricism of poetry are a great fit for young music lovers. The VSO School of Music hosted full and half day exploratory arts camps for children this past week and I was one of … Continue reading

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