Bringing literature to life with simple hand puppets.
In addition to the wonderful reading themes, these shows engage students with important positive messages including self-esteem, anti-bullying, safety, basic visualization & goal setting techniques for improved results, along with most customized themes. A particular book theme can be incorporated into the reading program, otherwise I use standard classics for grades attending. Likewise, “Take PRIDE!” Character education show is customized for grades attending.
Remember, students learn much more effectively through visual presentations, such as these. They really relate to the presentations’ fun, participatory format, thus ensuring the positive, educational messages are absorbed.
The in-classroom programs are based on the NYS Social Studies Learning Standards and Themes. Most of the programs have a focus New York State history, as well, as a few programs on United States history. All the in-classroom programs engage the students on the specific topic.
Some of the programs have been converted to student readers that contain more in-depth historical information. Throughout each student reader, there are questions to answer and exercises to assist with reading and comprehension. Please see website for a listing of the student readers.
Students learn how to create a graphic novel beginning with a six page comic. It doesn’t matter if they can draw. Stick figures are an expressive way for the reluctant artist to begin. Participants are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks and characters they may already be working on. They will learn about The Creative Process, how to write a Character Study, focus on the beginning, middle, end and twist of a story, and Create Layouts.
If the program is an assembly, Barbara talks though the program with on-screen illustrations of the process. The school is to provide a computer, projector and screen.
The city and town seals that are found on police cars, on street signs, in City hall and on municipal uniforms reveal the history and heritage of New York State. There are seals with Dutch symbolism, others with symbols of the Erie Canal and others that reference the municipality’s participation in the American Revolution.
This is a show about how kindness works much better than bullying. David draws from his own experience as a kid growing up in NYC in talking about this issue.
Iroquois History and Culture of New York,
Covering the 4th grade History curriculum and More.
Daryl’s takes his audience on a journey through the creative and writing processes by cleverly blending educational information with live performance, storytelling, music, reader’s theatre, readings and many interactive activities.
Music, songwriting, mindfulness, health, character, anti-bully, reading
Antibullying, Black History, STEAM and more!
Pok-O-MacCready offers experiential education programming that focuses on personal growth. Our mission is to create and encourage a sense of awe in the presence of nature, to promote teamwork, communication, and tolerance, and to build self-confidence and nurture self-worth for visitors of all ages.
Kevin Kurtz is a nonfiction children’s author who writes books about science and nature. Kevin engages students in a discussion of the science topics of his books and the process of writing nonfiction. Science topics that can be covered by Kevin and his books include:
– Living things and nonliving things
– Scientists and the scientific method
– Plate tectonics
– Volcanoes and Earthquakes