Beverly Art Walk 2016

2018-08-14T12:29:53-05:00

Saturday, October 1 | Beverly | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm The 3rd annual Art Walk is this weekend! There are more than 200 artists and artisans showing, including several of our own students and faculty! At MPA, our students, faculty, & staff will showcase their work in the Arts Center. To see the full schedule and map, please click here. Faculty and Staff on the Art Walk include: Betty Callihan will be demonstrating and creating fine table-top frames at her home studio; Dan Cantone will be playing with his band at Horse Thief Hollow from 4-6 pm; Pat Egan will be showing at her studio Art From the Heart; Mike [...]

Beverly Art Walk 20162018-08-14T12:29:53-05:00

Neighborhood Walks: Connecting with your Child and Community

2018-08-22T10:29:13-05:00

Digging for stories has always been part of my life. Growing up on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, I was surrounded by an intricate culture of West Indian and Danish history. On Sundays, my father and I would take the car and set off on some dirt road searching for anything fun to investigate. Some days we would find ourselves wandering through cemeteries lost in plant growth, reading the summarized versions of people's’ lives on the headstones. Many times we would trudge through old ruins of abandoned homes, wrecked by age or hurricanes, trying to piece together the stories [...]

Neighborhood Walks: Connecting with your Child and Community2018-08-22T10:29:13-05:00

To Teach Cursive or Not to Teach Cursive, That is the Question!

2018-07-25T13:40:44-05:00

Last year, when I was teaching third grade, we were reading a Scholastic News magazine, and one of the articles brought up the question about whether or not cursive handwriting should be taught anymore. The article expressed the opinions of two students; one felt it should be taught and the other thought it should not. This sparked a discussion with the students in my class because I did teach cursive. When I polled my class about their opinions, all but one student said that they should still learn how to write in cursive. When people ask if I think cursive is [...]

To Teach Cursive or Not to Teach Cursive, That is the Question!2018-07-25T13:40:44-05:00
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