2nd graders in Ms. Castrantas' class (above) and in Mrs. Babler's class (below) decided that they wanted to work on a level 0 voice level today, which means they decided that they should not talk at all while they were working.  Because of this choice, they were working independently and it gave me the opportunity to take a step back and film them as they worked.  They loved the snow effect in the Video Star app and enjoyed hearing the music, "Snow Day" by Toby Lightman as I filmed with an iPad. The camera on the iPad 2 is not the best, which is why this video is not as clear as the ones that I normally shoot with my iPhone, but it was fun to mix it up a bit.

They are so proud of the progress they are making with their winter rabbits!  Stay tuned and you will be able to see them in our Artsonia Gallery.


 
 
There are 8 days left to vote and it's no surprise that the Magic 8 Ball says we should "Vote B.A. Daily"!  This sounds like great advice to me!   We need all the votes we can get to stay in 1st place and hopefully win the 1st place grant worth $5000.  Please keep voting for Brunswick Acres each day through October 31st.

Every vote counts and will make a difference for all students of Brunswick Acres School.  Thank you for being part of team B.A.!  

Voting Directions for Newcomers:
You can only vote on a computer not a phone or iPad.


Like the Kris Wine Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/kriswines/app_277727432252070
Type Brunswick Acres in the search box.
Click the red pushpin
Check the box.

Vote once each day through October 31st and help to spread the word to others.  


Share our video with others too.  It is important for people know that instead of just soliciting votes, our school turned this opportunity into a creative project.  Our hope is that people will see the efforts made by our students and will consider our school as a worthy recipient of an art grant. If we are fortunate enough to win a grant, students will be able to feel ownership and it will be that much more meaningful!

 
 
Our school, Brunswick Acres is competing for the $5000 Kris Wine and Americans for the Arts grant.  Please VOTE for Brunswick Acres.

How To Vote:
  
*Click this link and "Like" the Kris Wine Facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/kriswines/app_277727432252070?ref=ts


*Type Brunswick Acres in the search box
*Click the red pushpin
*Check the box
*Vote daily until October 31st

The winner is based on the total number of Facebook votes for the top school.  We are currently in 1st place, but noticed that another school advanced 600 votes in one day on Friday.  Our school has been averaging 100 votes per day, so we are hoping that our music video will inspire others to vote for us to keep us in the lead.  We felt it was important to approach this as a creative project instead of just soliciting votes, because we want to prove that we are worthy recipients to receive an arts grant.  



Our video is posted on Vimeo and YouTube! Please consider sharing it with as many people as possible to generate support and votes!

If we win, we will use the money to purchase art supplies.  The cost of supplies continues to rise while our art budget get lower and lower each year.  My students are very respectful with materials.  This grant money would last us for years to come.  

Vote B.A. Oh Yeah!   Thank You!!!

Hi Carly Rae Jepsen!  We hope you like our parody :) Thanks for writing such an awesome song!  Students in every grade (K-5) knew Call Me Maybe, so creating a parody they could sing along to was so much fun for them! 

All the Best,

~Suzanne Tiedemann
Art Teacher
Brunswick Acres Elementary School
 
 
We have been saving a little time at the end of most art classes to shoot footage for our music video, "Vote B.A. Daily".  A few classes were even able to film while they were working.  They focused on their artwork and objectives of the lesson while seated at their tables. The song played in the background, and when I visited them with my iPhone video camera on, they stood up to sing and dance.  I was really impressed with how many students knew all of the lyrics by heart and fearlessly embraced their moment to shine!


The photo above is a screenshot from a video clip recorded last week featuring 2nd grade students.  We are working hard and having so much fun exploring art, music and dance throughout the day!


Our music video may take another week or so to finally come together. The consent paperwork has taken awhile to collect and organize, but should all be in order very soon. 


In the meantime, please keep voting each day for Brunswick Acres to win the $5000 Kris Wine Grant!  If you are a newcomer, voting is easy.  Here is a link to the directions:
http://baart.weebly.com/1/post/2012/09/vote-for-our-school-to-win-a-grant-worth-5000-just-by-clicking.html

Thank you for your support!
 
 

Thank You For Your Support Dryden! from Suzanne Tiedemann on Vimeo.

My school, Brunswick Acres is currently in 1st place to win the $5000 Kris Wine and Americans for the Arts grant. Our school and community have been voting for Brunswick Acres on the Kris Wine Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/kriswines/app_277727432252070 once each day to try to make a difference for my artists.

My students are too young to vote, so in an effort to create a way for them to be involved, I created a parody of the song, "Call Me Maybe" , titled, "Vote B.A. Daily". Students are currently filming a music video to this song.

Something magical happened this past week! Tricia Fuglestad, amazing art teacher of Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, shared our song with her students. They loved it so much that they expressed an interest in getting their families involved in voting for us. Mrs. Fuglestad then posted our song to the sidebar of her Dryden Art Blog to invite her school community to join forces with us! Check out the Fugleblog here: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog.html

Thank you Mrs. Fuglestand, Dryden artists and community for joining forces with us! We are inspired by your work all of the time and feel so honored that you want to support us!

 
 
Are you tired of having to click on the video to hear our song?  Download a copy of our song to play on your computer or music player and enjoy it when you are on the go!  Click "Download File". Then, right click on the screen when the player opens.  Click "Save As" and save it to your computer.
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Keep those votes rolling in on the Kris Wine Facebook page!  Before you go to sleep at night vote B.A. Oh Yeah! Vote B.A. Oh Yeah! Vote B.A. Oh Oh Yeah!  We are still in first place with 1734 votes.  
 
 
We are currently in the lead in the $5000.00 Kris Wine Grant Contest!  In order to help spread the word and possibly get more votes, we are going to take this to the next level (and by this I mean we are going to make a MUSIC VIDEO of course)!

I downloaded the karaoke version of the popular song, “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, wrote new lyrics to promote our school for this contest and recorded myself singing our new version. 

To help students learn the words, I created this karaoke video with lyrics so they can practice singing and dancing at home. 

We are soon going to turn this song into a MUSIC VIDEO featuring students, staff and admin!

Please keep the votes rolling in! It will take dedicated voting each day by all of us to help us to stay in first place! 

Directions to vote:

* Click this link.  http://on.fb.me/O7U1AF
Note: You must be on a computer to vote, NOT a cell phone or iPad.

* "Like" the Kris Wine Facebook page.

* Click "Vote Now"

* Type, "Brunswick Acres" into the box and click "Search"


* Click on the red pin that appears on the map

* Check the box to vote next to our school's name.

* Vote once per day up until October 31st. 

* Help spread the word by sharing the link to this blog post!



Let's Make This Happen Together!!!!  

Thank you for supporting my students and our school!

 
 
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B.A. heroes have been returning to the "Capitol of Creativity"! As they fly into the art room for the first time this year, students are designing their own "Super Shields"! They are revealing their inner superhero powers by writing sentences on their shields that describe the things that they will do this year to make it super.  These shields support the art room rules. The 4 R's of the Art Room are 1. Respect Yourself  2. Respect Others 3. Respect Materials  4. Respect the Art Room/ Studio

We are discovering heroic characteristics of each other and reviewing the things that we will do to best learn, be safe, and have fun.
  

A few shields from each class will be displayed on my bulletin boards by the art room.  (Photos of bulletin boards will be added here soon)

Some students who have 40 minute art classes this week may be able to create “Super Songs” too!  Unfortunately, the students who had art for only 15-20 minutes on Tuesday did not have time to create songs.  Those who have time and want to participate are reading their heroic sentences into the app, “Songify” on my iPhone.  Songify then turns their spoken words into a song.  The app distorts their voices so much that student identities are not revealed.  This app does not allow users to pause during a recording, which means that we are creating each song in one take.  Some words may not be recognizable because of the effects that Songify applies to the songs, but we still think they rock!  Songify is a free app.  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/songify/id438735719?mt=8

Listen to these super songs by clicking on the speaker icons.  I will add more songs to this post if/when other classes have time to make them.

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