Friday, June 26, 2015

Science is a social event!

I've been a delinquent blogger, what with teaching, GIMPing along, and getting ready to do a one day propaganda blitz at the ILA conference in St. Louis in July.  I've been working with Dr. Lars, my cohort in curriculum, to get the message as clear as a bell. Made new business cards, new brochure, created a free giveaway activity page, and dolled up that part of my website.
   GIMPing along, you ask?  As part of my transition to a new computer I went from adobe products like photoshop to the freeware GIMP - stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program.  The going was rough in the beginning with functional fixedness from years of using photoshop.  The only thing it doesn't do is allow copy/paste of text function (so far as I can tell), and I am the worst typist.  It wasn't at all intuitive, or was it?  Getting used to it ended up having every creative task with the making of collateral materials a real grueling, time-consuming adventure.  But I got it done.  Here's the brochure.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

And then I made my new business card:

Uploaded the files to my friends at Powder Horn Press, and I'm ready to go.
   In addition to all of that, Lars thought it a great idea if we have a little giveaway so teachers can get a feel for what we'll be offering - a spiral curriculum that introduces topics that will promote lifelong inner growth of children.  It's so cool to be working with a guy who really knows the teaching profession.  He'll be taking the book to the Rudolf Steiner College (the Waldorf teachers'  college) while I'm doing St. Louie.  I am very excited - also a little scared to be spending all this money...
   So, if you'd like a little taste of the curriculum, you can go here and click on link to download the freebie Picture Page and Activity Guide. :-)  As Lars says, Science is a social event. If you do the activity, I'd love to see your Limulus Logo. Enjoy!

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