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Tesseract School’s Gallery Night What grade do you teach? I teach Visual Arts to Kindergarten through fourth grade.

What is the Play Pod? What is the science behind the Play Pods? Play pods are permanent structures in our play area that house sustainable and reusable materials that promote creative rather than manufactured play like tires, bamboo poles, tarps, baskets, pots and pans, etc. We have researched that children’s creativity is enhanced through problem-solving, cross-generational and collaborative experiences, perceived high-risk and opportunities for unstructured free play.

Explain how each grade and student participated? The entire Tesseract community was invited to Gallery Night. Every student from our Lower School showed a work of art in the gallery. Many of our fourth grade students volunteered to be guides. The Lower School Music Ensemble, a choir group made up of 2nd through 4th grade students and led by Music educator, Terri Scullin, performed. Our kindergarten educators, Kate Wilkes and Jennifer Greer unveiled the Play Pod project. Everyone who attended Gallery Night could participate in the night’s activities. In 3 sentences, what is Gallery Night? Gallery Night is a celebration of creativity in many forms. Our collaborative art activity provided a space for creativity in action, our student art gallery shared the creative artistic talents of our students, the Play Pods project fosters children’s innate creativity through play, and the musical concert by the Lower School Music Ensemble shows creativity through performance. We believe that encouraging and developing creativity in our students cultivates risk-takers, innovators and problem-solvers!

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ate Wilkes and Jennifer Greer, two Head teachers for Tesseract’s Kindergarten, applied for one of the 2012-13 Innovative Teacher Grants and received it for their creative play space concept, which promotes outdoor play as an extension of the classroom learning environment. The enhanced playground area promotes creativity, positive social interactions and opportunities for independence and risk-taking through natural and man-made materials the children use during unstructured play at recess. By enhancing the playgrounds with a variety of activities that encourage creativity and innovation, positive social-skill building and risk-taking experiences, the creative play space allows children in Tesseract’s Early Childhood and Lower School programs to better meet their social, emotional and physical developmental needs.

Gallery Night is a celebration of creativity in many forms. We believe that encouraging and developing creativity in our students cultivates risk-takers, innovators and problem-solvers!

What is your favorite part of this experience with the children? As someone who is very passionate about the arts and its benefit to our lives, a night like this just helps reinforce that passion. I loved receiving amazing feedback from parents and guests. I enjoyed seeing the pride of the students who shared their talent and artwork with their families. It is wonderful to see the support for the arts in our school community!

OLIVIA 4th Grader at Tesseract School

What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject in school is creative writing because I can use my imagination.

OLIVIA volunte ered for tesseract’ s gallery night!

Is there anyone you would like to give a shout out to? I would give a shout out to my fourth grade teachers because they help me a lot. What are your hobbies? I play violin, tennis, and sing in Tesseract’s Lower School Music Ensemble. Any heroes? My heroes would be my mom and dad because they support me and help me with many things.

Clockwise from top: Three Lower School students having fun near the Creative Play Space after building a make-shift tent using everyday items; Students, parents and educators during the ribbon-cutting ceremony during Gallery Night; Flower bed garden that was unveiled and dedicated. It is an area for our Early Childhood and Kindergarten students to use, learn, enhance and sustain.

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How did you help with Gallery Night? For Gallery Night I was a volunteer. I showed people around and answered questions. When I was at the Art Gallery I was amazed because artwork from kindergarten through fourth grade were displayed. What do you love about Tesseract? I LOVE going to Tesseract because it is a great place to learn and have fun. The educators are kind and very smart! We do many group projects, and we learn interesting things about world that we live in. I LOVE TESSERACT!!!

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Senior at Valley Lutheran High School What position do you play on your school softball team? I play center field.

How do you manage the time to participate in sports and still be a National Merit Finalist? I’ve learned how to study and manage my time well, and because of this I’m able to participate in extracurriculars I love such as sports.

You also play soccer, which do you like better? I love them both. They’re both really different so I love different parts of each one. Both of my teams and coaches are amazing! If I had to choose though, I would probably pick softball as my favorite. Tell us about the mission trip you just took to Mexico? I went last week to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico on a mission trip to volunteer at the Hogar de los Angeles daycare center. This organization provides a daycare for kids of single moms who would otherwise have to leave their four-year-olds in charge of their one and two year olds at home. Working with the kids was so fun and it was awesome to be able to help a community that has so much love and cares so much about others. It was an amazing experience and I hope I can go back there someday!

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How did you react when you heard the news of being named National Merit Finalist? I was really happy! It’s an honor to be one so I was really excited. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a veterinarian. I love science and animals so I think this career would be perfect for me.

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6th Grader at ICSAZ How long have you been attending ICSAZ? What is your favorite thing about your school? What grade are you in? I have attended ICSAZ for one year. My favorite thing about my school is that we get to run a lot. I am in the 6th grade. You are a cheerleader at your school, how long have you been involved in cheer? I’ve been in cheer since the beginning of the school year, so one year.   What is your favorite cheer that you and your team do? I have a few that are my favorite they are: “Pump It Up”, “Rowdy”, and “Beat”. How many animals do you have? What are their names? How do you come up with the names? I have two guinea pigs. Their names are Baby and Charlotte. I just like the names. That’s how I came up with them. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a vet when I grow up.

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What animals would be your favorite to take care of? I’m not sure because I like all animals. If you could go to dinner with any one person from the band One Direction, who would it be? What would you two do? What are some things that you would ask him? I would pick Louis Tomlinson. We would have dinner then go somewhere fun. I would ask for his signature on a piece of paper, my phone, and my arm. I would also ask for a picture with him. What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject is P.E. If you have one superpower what would it be? Why would you choose this power? I would pick flying. I would choose it because I always wanted to fly.

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Camelback Desert School Summer Camp Scottsdale

The best summer day camp around! Since 1950, we have been providing a wide variety of engaging and fun summer activities. Children choose their summer camp activities at Camelback Desert School. Swimming, gymnastics, yoga, chess, sewing, sign language, Spanish, digital photography, crafts, cooking, science, compass navigation, magic, animal care, and field trips are favorites. Contact: Call 480.451.3130 or visit camelbackdesertschool.com for more information. June 3rd – August 2nd. 2 years – 8th grade. Register by the week or at a discounted rate for three week sessions. Don’t wait! Our summer camp fills quickly!

Astrocamp • idyllwild, CA Astrocamp is located near the Town of Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains, California. Campers live in comfortable dormitories surrounded by pine, oak, and manzanita forest. We offer traditional summer camp fun along with a host of science activities like robotics, astronomy, inventions, rocketry, mission to Mars and lots more. Other activities include boldering, rock climbing, mountain biking, zip line, ropes course and sky coaster. TYPE & AGE: We offer one week sessions for ages 8-14 and two week sessions for ages 10 to 17. Contact: For information on dates and rates log on to astrocamp.org or call us at 1-800-645-1423.

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Young Vincents kids explore their creative side this summer! Kids develop artistic skills while painting with acrylics, drawing and creating mixed media projects. Professional artist Carrie Curran and her art education staff will guide children to develop an eye for color, composition, and design. Students create a portfolio they are proud to display for an art show at the end of every session. Parents agree that this one-of-akind program is the perfect blend of creative fun and fine arts education. Students, beginners to advanced, will enjoy new thematic projects each session. ALL ART SUPPLIES INCLUDED. TYPE: Day AGES: 6-8 & 9-13 Session Dates: One week sessions, May 28 – August 12 Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm ($295) Visit our web page CarrieCurranArt.com Register online or call (480) 478-8121 for more information Location: Scottsdale Rd & Shea Blvd

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7th Grader at Scottsdale Christian Academy

You have attended SCA since kindergarten. What is your favorite part of SCA? My favorite part of SCA is that we get to go to our chapel every week. I also like being able to hang out with my friends. You are involved in the Creative Writing program. Tell us about that. We are now putting together a newspaper. We do this every month. We write stories, or interview people, or even come up with funny sayings. We hand them out to the students, and they can read the newspaper and take it home if they wish. What do you do with the magazine at your school? I only recently learned about the In the Zona magazine. I read my first one a few weeks ago. Now I know I can get the magazine at SCA every month. Tell us about your volunteerism at your church. Two Sundays each month, I help out with the Kindergarten Sunday School class with my Mom. We play games, interact with the kids, sing, learn a Bible lesson, and talk about the lesson. I also volunteered with my church’s Vacation Bible School this past summer. I was part of the daily worship team, singing songs and dancing on stage. After the group worship time, I helped out in the Kindergarten classroom each day. You are also involved in Tae KwonDo. What belt level are you? I test for my 2nd degree black belt in May. What was the hardest thing that you have had to learn about obtaining your black belt? I learned that, even when I am feeling sick or just don’t feel well, I still have to try hard in my classes. It’s one of the character traits of Tae Kwondo, having perseverance.

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Where do you attend Tae KwonDo? I attend Lee’s Paradise Valley American Tae Kwondo (ATA) studio, at 32nd Street and Thunderbird, in Phoenix. Besides my own classes, I also belong in the Leadership Program and the Junior Instructor (JTI) program. How do you have time to be a straight-A student and juggle your extra circulars? Some of my class subjects come easy for me, so that really helps. I also make a habit of going to the library after school to study, usually for about one hour each day. Do you plan to stay at SCA all throughout high school? Yes, I do. I started at SCA in Kindergarten, and I plan to graduate high school here, too. Any ideas on where you would like to go to college and what you would like to study? I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up. I plan to go to Grand Canyon University for my undergraduate degree. I’m not sure yet where I want to go to veterinarian school.

There is a lot of fun for kids as well. The street fair includes a huge course for kids of all ages to roll around in a giant bubble. In addition, there is a variety of blow up bounce houses and slides. For the parents, there are a variety of vendors that offer shopping such as produce, jewelry, and clothing. As for food, the options include a variety of food trucks, so there is sure to be something for the whole family. The street fair runs through April 14. inthezona.com


Entrepreneurs Lauryn Murphy (left) & Lauren Pierik, 3rd Graders at Benchmark Elementary School, share their innovative idea and the heartwarming ways they give back their profit! IN ARIZONA

What made you two think of the idea to make duct tape accessories? Lauren: We just bought duct tape and decided to make things with it. We started taping anything and everything. First we started with tissue boxes and eventually it turned into accessories, like wallets, hair bows, bow ties, dog collars, iPod cases, etc. Lauryn: We started making duct tape stuff and than we decided to sell it for the homeless puppies/dogs. Can you tell our readers what you do with the money that you make? Lauren: We use the money to give to homeless puppies so we can save them. Lauryn: The money we make goes to homeless dogs. Do you have a dog at home? If so, what kind and what is his/her name? Lauren: Yes he is a yellow lab named Charlie. We just adopted him last November from the Desert Lab rescue here in Phoenix. He was set to be euthanized, before the rescue organization saved him, and we adopted him. Lauryn: I have two dogs. One is Stella and the other is Dulce. Dulce is a chihuaua weiner mix and Stella is a chocolate lab. What are some of your favorite things to make? Lauren: Some of my favorite things to make are lockers, doll houses, and clothing. This last year Lauryn and I made our Halloween costumes out of duct tape. Lauryn: I like making just about anything, Where do you sell your items? How much do you usually sell them for? Lauren: We usually sell duct tape in the cul-de-sac at my house. we usually sell stuff for about $1-14. I have also had stands outside my cabin up North in Munds Park. Lauryn: We sell anywhere. Our prices are five cents to ten dollars., but a t-shirt is $20.00

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