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FSS Theatre ‘Metamorphoses’ + Salvaged Scenery Columns

Friends Select School Theatre department’s latest production Metamorphoses is opening this weekend and features two major set pieces from the re! Metamorphoses is based on the myths of Ovid, originally written and directed by Mary Zimmerman.         Max Budnick, FSS Technical Theatre Director, found these salvaged scenery columns and we think they were the perfect addition for the mythological narrative!  The FSS Theatre department gave our salvaged columns a new life with just a fresh coat of gold paint! It is great to see when local schools and educators incorporate reuse and resource conservation into their curriculums.      … Continue reading

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Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture + the re

When a member of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture came into our store and said they could use some of the music stands we saved from a movie set – it was music to our ears!  Al-Bustan offers Philadelphia artistic and educational programming rooted in Arabic arts and language.  They had this to say about their re shopping experience:  “We are astounded with the amount of goodies that Resource Exchange has and you’ll never know what you may need unless you step in.” “‘Al-Bustan,’ Arabic for ‘The Garden,’ serves youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, while supporting … Continue reading

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A carload of MATH!

When the Colonial School District (from Conshohocken/Plymouth Meeting) emailed and said they wanted to donate a CARLOAD of elementary math manipulatives, we said “Um… what are math manipulatives?” Turns out they are colorful 2 dimensional shapes, 3 dimensional shapes, counting cubes, unifix cubes, and various other items from Pearson’s Investigation 2 Series in grades K-5. These shapes can be taken out of the classroom and into YOUR creative process! The clear plastic shapes are thick enough to be drilled into or manipulated with other tools while the foam shapes are flexible and easy to cut. We love staring at them … Continue reading

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