The 4th Annual Maury Think Tank and STEM Expo is coming!   When:   April 28, 2015 from 6-7:45pm                    Where:  Maury Elementary School  &nb…

Abstract Storytelling through the Music of Stravinsky

  Kindergarten and 1st grade took part in a very expressive art and music collaboration this winter, examining the nuances of abstract and nonrepresentational artwork with the eccentric music of Igor Stravinsky as their guide. Stravinsky was the Russian composer and mastermind behind the somewhat controversial ballet and orchestral concert piece, The Rite of Spring. Upon […]


Rainforest “growing” for PS-Kinder Habitat StudyThings have been truly STEM-TASTIC in Think Tank recently. Each class is delving deeper into exciting topics ranging from habitats to electricity, ecosystems to environmental engineering! In an effort to …

Face Jugs: A Collection of Changemakers from Africa, America and Maury Elementary!

Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina (Ms. Bomba’s Alma Mater) When I was just a freshman at Appalachian State University, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, I remember one of my very first art assignments. My ceramics professor asked us to use traditional handbuilding techniques to recreate a vessel from any culture, civilization or […]


Anyone who knows me well knows that I love my recorders. Despite what many may think, these ancient instruments are still extremely relevant today and are a great tool for expanding our musical skill set. References to this little instrument … Continue reading