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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 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:

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!

When I visited the Percolator App Facebook page last night, I saw that the app developers had posted a link to our B.A. Artsonia gallery featuring the percolated images that our 4th graders created in art class!  This will be so exciting for students to see that the people who invented the app we are using are connecting with us and sharing our work with the world.  The people at Percolator and I have also been connecting on Twitter too!  I received a direct message the other day from them asking about how my students enjoyed the new animations in their updated version. They also shared that they are working on a video version.  It looks like we have even more to look forward to from the talented folks behind this cool app.  See B.A. "percolated" artwork in these two Artsonia galleries: 

Learn more about Percolator here: