Teachers, Educators and Stage Co-ordinators,
As an incursion provider, Fairy Poppilina is able to relate to any unit of study by providing appropriate stories and follow up discussion. To date, SOME of the units she has catered for include:
Suitable for Prep-Grade 3: ‘The Fairytale Vs The Fractured Fairytale’
In this session, students learn the key elements that define the fairytale, the history of the fairytale, followed by the performance of a RESOLVED performance of Goldilocks [with a letter writing activity].
There is also the optional extra for elucidation of the differences between a fairytale and a fractured fairytale culminating in the storytelling of ‘Goldi Socks And The Three Libearians’ – yes, that is right, Goldi Socks discovers a bear cottage made out of books .. can she find the ‘just right’ story to read? Will the three libearians be angry to discover her sneaking through their books? This is THE BEST fractured fairytale of Goldilocks in all of fractured fairytale-land!
NB: Grade 3 teachers fairytales and fractured fairytales link to the study of ‘Imaginative Texts’.
Suitable for Prep to Grades 1 & 2 ‘Bad Guys + A Princess Who Cries ‘ – What The Ladybird Heard (Julia Donaldson) and ‘Never Say No To A Princess’ (Tracy Corderoy)
Fairy Poppilina has a very engaging performance of these profound stories, jam-packed with powerful messages and the power of disguise and friendship.
Suitable for Prep – Grade 2 ‘Consequences’ – Noah Dreary (Aaron Blabey) and ‘Sugarlump And The Unicorn’ (Julia Donaldson)
The theme of consequences and the importance of making good choices in word and deed is explored in these two wonderful stories.
Suitable for All – ‘The Importance of Being Yourself .. Be You!’ – Purpilicious (Elizabeth Kann) + Thelma The Unicorn [Aaron Blabey]
Fairy Poppilina understands the importance of growth mindset books and presents Thelma The Unicorn and Pinkalicious, stories which convey the importance of being yourself, no matter what!
Suitable for all – ‘The Importance of Working Together’ – Farmer Duck [Martin Waddell] + Amelia Ellicott’s Garden [Liliana Stafford]
Two stories that portray the importance of achieving great outcomes when co operation and working together is undertaken. What The Ladybird Heard would also fit into this session too.
Suitable for Prep or Daycare Centres – ‘Magical Beings’ – Isabella’s Secret [Jane Turner] + The Journey Home [Alison Lester]
Fairy Poppilina retells ‘Isabella’s Secret’ by Jane Turner [a story of a little girl who is visited by the fairies and invited into their fairy world] as well as ‘The Journey Home’ by Alison Lester [a story of a brother and sister whose sandpit hole takes them into the Magic Lands, visiting Santa, a pirate, a mermaid, a prince and a fairy]. This is followed by discussion of the favourite magical creature and making a magical wand.
.. Other stories Fairy Poppilina has presented extemporaneously include: Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp [theme=be tenacious and your dream will come true], How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long [an imaginative narrative] A Squash And A Squeeze by Julia Donaldson [theme = perception, gratitude] The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle [metamorphosis], Oi Frog by Kes Gray [rhyming/poetry] The Pig’s Knickers by Jonathan Emmett [embracing what you need to feel good], The Princess and the Presents by Caryl Hart [spoilt behaviour and almost discovering what matters most too late] .. and fairytales .. The Frog Prince, The Princess and the Pea …
The complete story list is thus:
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldi Socks and the Three Liberarians
What The Ladybird Heard
Never Say No To A Princess
Sugarlump and the Unicorn
The Journey Home
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet
How I Became A Pirate
A Squash and a Squeeze
Pinkalicious / Purpilicious
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Thelma The Unicorn
The Pig’s Knickers
Amelia Ellicott’s Garden
The Princess and the Presents
Tbe Frog Prince
The Princess and the Pea
- All students receive a ‘fairy certificate’ and a sparkledust dusting!
- The session time is approximately 45 minutes.
- Fairy Poppilina prefers a maximum of 3 sessions per day, up to 40 students at a time.
- Fairy Poppilina sets up in one spot for her visit [no moving between classrooms, just one room for the entirety].
- Fairy Poppilina requires a table and chair [fairy ‘fankadoodles’].
Great stories change lives. They introduce us to characters whom we don’t normally encounter in our day to day existences, they take us on adventures, they help us learn important lessons; essentially stories are pivotal to our emotional and educational development.