Meet Sharon374, our Artsonia Artist of the Week nominee!  We have never had artists from our school nominated two weeks in a row. This is the first time!  Please help 1st grader, Sharon, to win this contest by voting for her today, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.  Click this link, locate Sharon374's percolated tree art and click the green "Vote" button under her work.  http://www.artsonia.com/museum/aotw/vote.asp

You can vote one time each day from as many computers and devices as possible.   I have already voted from my personal computer, work computer, iPhone and iPad.   


To increase Sharon's chances of winning, please consider sharing this blog post with your friend and family on your social networks (Facebook and Twitter) and by sending emails to your contacts. 


If Sharon wins, she will receive a $50.00 gift certificate for Blick Art supplies and an Artsonia plaque.  Our school art program will win a $100 gift certificate for Blick Art supplies also. 


Good Luck Sharon!!!!  
 
 
One of our 4th grade B.A. artists, Samuel1367, has been nominated to win the Artsonia Artist of the Week Contest!  Please take a moment to vote for his artwork (Winter Trees inside Pink Oval in the 4th -6th grade category) today and then again for the next two days.  He would win $50.00 and our art program would win $100! Here is the link to vote:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/aotw/vote.asp?group=1


You can vote once per day per computer today, tomorrow and Saturday).  If you would like to increase our chances of winning, vote from as many computers as possible.


If you have a moment to share this link with others in your social networks or via email, we sure would appreciate that!


Thank You!
 
 
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
 
 
Hi Everyone,


I am reaching out to remind you to please continue to vote for Brunswick Acres to win the $5000 Kris Wine Facebook grant.  We are still in 1st place, but another school advanced over 600 votes yesterday. They are obviously starting to network very well.  Our average votes per day has been approximately 100.  


If this other school continues to average 600 votes, they will be in first place by next week. 


Please do what you can to help spread the word to as many people as possible who you think would support our students by voting for Brunswick Acres.


Here is a link to share that explains how to vote for us.
http://bit.ly/Q2dpR6


Feel free to post my link to your Facebook wall and explain why it is so crucial to vote for us to keep us in 1st place until October 31st. 


Stay tuned for our upcoming music video, "Vote B.A. Daily".  We had a blast recording our "Whole School" segment on Thursday.


Thank You!  


 
 

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!

 
 

My Students Made the "Crazy" News! from Suzanne Tiedemann on Vimeo.

Please vote for Brunswick Acres in the $5000 Kris Wine Contest! Here is the link to vote:
https://www.facebook.com/kriswines?sk=app_277727432252070

Directions to Vote: 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.

 
 
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!

 
 
Jessica's Artsonia "Artist of the Week" plaque and $50.00 Blick Art gift certificate arrived!  Jessica was very proud that she was selected to receive these awards. We discussed and celebrated this news with her class on Friday.

Jessica and her parents decided to donate the $50.00 Blick Art certificate to our art program so that even more students could benefit from her success!  This act of kindness is so very generous and very much appreciated! Congratulations and Thank You to Jessica and her parents! 
 
 
Congratulations to B.A. Kindergarten artist, Jessica, for winning the Artsonia Artist of the Week Contest!  Jessica will be receiving a $50.00 Blick Art gift certificate that she can use to acquire art supplies to use at home.  She will also be presented with an award plaque from Artsonia.  Our B.A. Art Program will be receiving a $100.00 gift certificate from Blick Art that will help us to have more art supplies at school!

Thank you to everyone who supported Jessica and took the time to cast votes!  Thank you to Artsonia for selecting Jessica's artwork for this contest and thank you to Blick Art Supplies for the gift certificates.  Everyone who participated in this contest is appreciated for helping to make a difference!