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Our Blog is now fully maintained by our students and collaborators, at Get up-to-date views and reflections on our explorations and learning.  Click on “Read more” to get to the Blog. And don’t forget to leave a question or comment for a response from our students. They’re looking for your feedback! Check out the new Blog… Read more »

And we’re off!

It has been an amazing two weeks! We have spent most of our time getting to know each other and becoming accustomed to the flow of our day. It has taken us some time to get into the groove of our schedule, but we are settling in, transitions are going smoothly, and we are excited… Read more »

Week 1!

We are settled in and loving every minute of our time together! It’s wonderful to see the kids’ shining, happy faces as they walk into the school in the morning eager to greet friends and begin their day. We begin with opening circle, a time for tradition, song, and meditation — and an opportunity to… Read more »

Our Wish List

We will be providing all of the art/writing/reading/math supplies for our students and there is much to buy. If you would like to contribute any of the following items from our Wish List, please let us know. Thank you! MagnaTile Sets or Metro Mags or any other comparable brand — sold online or locally at Kid’s Center – 1 – 2 Sets of 100… Read more »

IDEA School Community Gathering

Dear IDEA School Families, We want to remind all of you that our first ever IDEA School Community Gathering (the first of many!) will be this Friday, July 18th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Tucson Museum of Art (MAP) Education Building (located just east of the main museum building). Please bring your family and meet our staff,… Read more »

New Collaborators

See our updated Staff Page and meet our newest Collaborators, Alfredo Quiahuitl Villegas and Erin Howell Recuparo! Some of you may know Quiahuitl already, as he is the man who conceived of and designed the Experimental Rythm and Beats Studio at Ochoa Elementary School.  Quiahuitl also co-founded the non-profit Children Carrying the Sound, which provides music… Read more »

The Reggio Emilia Approach

A note from Shana Cinquemani, IDEA School Collaborator and PhD candidate at the U of A in Art and Visual Culture Education: My passion for the Reggio Emilia approach is grounded in their exceptional consideration of art as one of the “hundred languages” that children use to communicate and express themselves. A core aspect of this perspective… Read more »