Designed for grades K-6
presentation of Your Seven Strengths was just spectacular.
It was exciting for me to see the faces of the children light up
as they watched your stories about the weird kid, the bully and the racecar.
You have unique gifts. You know how to teach and entertain simultaneously.
You understand the things that kids need to know in order to be successful
in life. You make values lessons fun. Kids (and teachers!)
learn that there is inherent goodness in friendship, kindness and loyalty.
And the most important part is that you practice what you preach.
Faith Kline, 2000 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, Finletter School,
Bully's Secret - Feelings
Feelings are neither good nor bad, they are messages to us from our
bio-computer. They let us know what is happening. Sometimes though
feelings are confusing to us, such as mean feelings. Everyone gets
mean feelings sooner or later. This piece explores these mean feelings
and gives us an insight at what they are trying to tell us.
Using a sports car as a metaphor for the human body, this humorous
sketch looks at what happens when we put things like, cigarettes and
alcohol into the gas tank as fuel.
Interest, Friend, Group
A story that is intertwined throughout the show about an island and
a tidal wave addresses the themes of building a supportive community,
and how each us can make a difference.
Solving I can
The importance of using perseverance and imagination in finding solutions
to problems. (mime and sound effects). After the piece we teach the
audience how to build a wall in mime.
Being new at a school can be very difficult; it is for Angelie. Despite
the fact that everyone calls her the Weird Kid she figures
out how to make friends by using her imagination.
"The Whole Kid Activity Guide" a 10-page booklet for classroom
teachers to help reinforce the concepts dramatized during the presentation.