Monday, June 27, 2016

Repurposing: Third Graders Crafts Inspired By Literature



Third Graders built looms and wove with strips of fabric made from shopping bags.










Others made vehicles using found objects and wire.







A new BNS tradition?


Friday, June 24, 2016

Why Are the Residents of the Green Studio 106A Laughing So Hard?

BNS has won the Department of Sanitation's Team Up To Clean Up City Wide Elementary Level Award.  


Thanks to BNS staff, families, and, of course, BNS students, for over 12 years of effort that led to this amazing award.
Thanks to Amy Plattsmeir for cowriting and editing and Ed for  uploading the proposal.
And thanks  to Andrew and his class...they know what they did!

The image is a shadowbox with photos and found objects created by Steve Wilson.  Virtual reality old school.  Come to Studio 106A to see the original.

Take some time and read our proposal.  It shows what a community can accomplish over time  And the photos are adorable.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Climate Change and Cars by Brice and Seku

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Thanks to Beth F, Charles, Andrew, and Ed for the patient and generous technical assistance.
Any technical difficulties are due to this blogger's inexperience with the medium.

Electricity and Climate Change by Kai, Maya, and Ellie

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This stop motion animation replaces one originally created by these students. It was inadvertently erased. Their original artwork and construction was taken apart.  They used the photos from a book titled:  "Switch On, Switch Off" by Melvin Berger to help explain the concepts behind renewable energy.


Thanks to Beth F, Charles, Andrew, and Ed for the patient and generous technical assistance.
Any technical difficulties are due to this blogger's inexperience with the medium.


Dooming Ourselves?



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Thanks to Beth F, Charles, Andrew, and Ed for the patient and generous technical assistance.
Any technical difficulties are due to this blogger's inexperience with the medium.

Turn Off the Lights


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Thanks to Beth F, Charles, Andrew, and Ed for the patient and generous technical assistance.
Any technical difficulties are due to this blogger's inexperience with the medium.

Park Your Car: Miles and Theo

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Thanks to Beth F, Charles, Andrew, and Ed for the patient and generous technical assistance.
Any technical difficulties are due to this blogger's inexperience with the medium.