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  • Creating Courage

    Sapphire Theatre Company

    This performance will show students that even when they are afraid, there are ways that they can find courage. The actor will face his fear of storms using simple Shakespearean text and the power of language. Students will participate from their seats to create storm sounds.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 30 min
    • Audience Limit: 120
    Single: $200
  • Speak the Speech

    Sapphire Theatre Company

    Communication Critical Thinking Listening & Speaking Reading

    With the help of a professional actor, students will build confidence in reading aloud using small, manageable Shakespearean texts. Students will also try their hand at “performing” the text, using different acting techniques to give the words deeper meaning.

    • Grades: K-2
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75

    Grades 2-3 only

  • Learning the Language of Silence

    Reed Steele

    Communication Critical Thinking Language Arts Listening & Speaking

    Students will learn the concepts of telling a story with a beginning, middle and end using only body language. Through hands-on activities, theatre games, and mime illusions, they will be able to demonstrate ideas, thoughts and emotions using their bodies and facial expressions.

    • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75

    Mileage from Angola, IN additional

  • The Great Law of Peace

    Robin Pease - Contact Staff for Available Dates

    Critical Thinking U.S. History & Culture

    Meet Hiawatha, Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Jacques Cartier, Walter Raleigh and Henry Hudson as they struggle to create laws for the “New World.” These stories will provide a window into the creation of the United States Constitution. Students will understand the compromises that were made amongst the framers and will see how the New World devised a new form of governance, based on a framework developed by the Native Americans.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300
    Single: $488 Double: $732

    Availability: October 24-27, 2016

    *For grades 3-5

    *Robin is available for Pre-K when she is visiting schools.

  • 1 Seuss, 2 Seuss: A Pair of Programs

    Will Gould

    Communication Critical Thinking Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading U.S. History & Culture World History & Culture

    K-3rd: Ted I’ve Read
    Beginner Books (times 4) prove that Seuss is no bore! Faithful pachyderm sitting, hopped pop, tooth book & participatory mooing all with an acting point of view, because reading should be fun for students and you!

    4-6th: WWII and Dr. Seuss, Too
    Find out how Dr. Seuss’s experiences as an officer in WWII changed children’s literature forever. A dictating turtle and Whos with small voices will help your students think about history and what influences writers and actors.

    • Grades: K-23-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 300
    Single: $288 Double: $576
  • Picture Power

    William Rasdell

    Critical Thinking

    From advertising to internet memes photographic imagery has increasingly become a primary medium of persuasion. In this session students will engage in a discussion about what makes images powerful and persuasive and dissect how images may impact their lives. Students will create their own imagery to communicate a message.

    • Grades: 6-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75 Materials: $25 (if artist supplies students with cameras)
  • Monarchs Need Milkweeds

    Bonnie Stahlecker

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Environmental Language Arts Life Skills Science

    This program uses the art of bookmaking to engage students in a conversation about ecology. Each student will make a book that illustrates the crucial relationship between the monarch butterfly and the milkweed plant. With visual examples Bonnie will emphasize the special connection necessary for the monarch to continue to exist. Prior to the visit, teachers are encouraged to show the students the YouTube videos: Amazing Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly and Monarch Butterflies Migration Google Earth Tour.

    Note: There are two book projects that share this topic:
    The book designed for lower grades (2nd-3rd) has two large student drawn illustrations that show four stages of the monarch’s life cycle amid milkweed plants, with ample room for words.
    The upper grades (4th-5th) will make a triangle-shaped book with a hidden foldout composite illustration of the six stages of the monarch’s life cycle displaying the symbiotic relationship with milkweed plants. There are six triangle shape pages for the writing.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75 Materials: $25

    *Designed for grades 2-5

  • Odes to Nature

    Bonnie Maurer

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading

    Students use natural objects as inspiration for this writing experience. After learning the requirements of an ode, students write poems to the objects. “O, Butterfly, like a piece of the rainbow flittering all over the world, take me on your wings…”

    • Grades: K-23-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 29
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75
  • Choose Your Own Poetry Workshop

    Bonnie Maurer

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading Teamwork

    Students will create original poems on their own or as a class. You can choose one of these popular topics –

    • Friendship
    • Odes and Observation
    • Feelings about yourself
    • Friendly Letter Format
    • Nature
    • Written Portraits
    • Unlocking Imagination
    • Poetry Cards & Games

    Or meet with Bonnie to create a workshop based on your curriculum.

    • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75
  • Here is My Magic Key

    Bonnie Maurer

    21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading

    My basket of keys open an attic, a castle door, another dimension and more. Students litterally hold the key to their imagination in the palms of their hands with this writing workshop. We explore the possibilities of these magic keys, focus on the senses in creating a story or poem together by the class, then students make up their own. “My key opens a haunted house. Beware. Take my key if you dare.” As we read, we pass the key –the gift of our imaginations– along.

    • Grades: K-23-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $85 Multiple: $75