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. Her main focus is offering ‘Story Adventures’ and highlighting the power of stories to take us to places and meet new faces that we may, otherwise, never encounter and the educational components that complement the unit of study. All of the below listed stories appeal to BOTH boys and girls.
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 – personal expressive text].
There is also the 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.
Be ready to frolic on a farm and fly with a dragon plus learn how working together achieves great outcomes and that friendship is more important than materialism.
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.
‘Emotions’ [Mindfulness Storytelling]
Based on the ‘Emotional Fairies’ book by Alfred Bennett and using the four pages of teachers’ notes, Fairy Poppilina explains how emotions are very real and that to each emotion, there can be an opposite one.
This session relates to the Early Years Learning Framework [belonging, being, becoming].
‘Purplicious’ by Elizabeth Kann is also included in the session. This is a story that features exclusion, sadness, doubt, resilience and hope. Fairy Poppilina encourages students to identify the emotions during the course of retelling this story.
Suitable for Prep – Grade One – Author Studies Unit – Julia Donaldson
Fairy Poppilina discusses how the ‘read journey’ often results in ‘catching a favourite author’ [like the prolific Julia Donaldson]. Julia Donaldson’s array of wonderful stories are fabulously imaginative and literary ingenious! Fairy Poppilina presents a very interactive ‘What The Ladybird Heard’ and the pithy ‘Sugarlump and the Unicorn’. The session also includes information about Julia Donaldson and the fact that she personally asked Fairy Poppilina to nominate her favourite Julia Donaldson story [Fairy Poppilina’s favourite Julia Donaldson story is, by the way, ‘Sugarlump and the Unicorn’ with ‘The Paper Dolls’ also highly ranked.
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 = tenacity leads to dreams being realised], How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long [an imaginative narrative] A Squash And A Squeeze by Julia Donaldson [theme = perception, gratitude, poetry] The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle [metamorphosis, biology], 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 discovering what matters almost 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.
- Two sessions minimum @$480 [ $8 per student, based on 60 students]
- Maximum number of students per session = 30
- Interstate/long distance travel may incur a travel fee of up to $150, depending on location.
- Fairy Poppilina is able to provide up to four sessions in a day [four sessions are discounted at $800, 3 sessions are discounted at $600].
- Fairy Poppilina sets up in one spot for her visit [no moving between classrooms, just one room for the entirety, due to set up etc].
- Fairy Poppilina will arrive 30 minutes prior to start time for set up etc.
- 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.