Stories

2nd Grade Art Walk

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Did you know that every Pasadena Unified School District 2nd grader takes a public art walking tour with PEF's My Masterpieces program? Ms. Totaro's 2nd grade class from McKinley School had an exciting day this April getting inspired in our community on a public art tour around...

What does a Kindergarten student do in the My Masterpieces Program?

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The PEF award-winning program My Masterpieces that is offered to all PUSD students (K-6) starts with a field trip to Kidspace Children’s Museum for Kinder students. They are met by an educator that tours them around the gardens and provides educational activities. One of the engaging...

Full Circle at the Gamble House

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During the graduation of the new group of Jr. Docents at the Gamble House, a partner for the 3rd grade students, we learned that all of these high school students had been through the My Masterpieces Program as third graders, and now would have a chance to share their knowledge about this historic landmark. These 35 students are part of the GATE Program volunteering during the school day giving tours to the current third grade students.

A Thief in the Park

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Imagine a time without Netflix or live movie streaming; a time when you had to run over to the neighbor’s house to ask if they wanted to play instead of sending an instant text message. Take a trip back to the early 1900’s with some of PUSD’s 4th and 5th graders...

Art, Chess, and the 5th Grade at the Norton Simon

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What is the best thing you remember about being on a 5th grade field trip?

If you are a PUSD student, maybe it is something like what a group of the 5th graders from Don Benito experienced a couple weeks ago, during their field trip to the Norton Simon museum as part of the Pasadena Educational Foundation's My Masterpieces: Discovering Art in My Community program.