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 1/2 ‘Fairytales and Folktales’
In this session, students learn the key elements that define the fairytale. This is 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 folktale culminating in the storytelling performance of The Gingerbread Man.
Suitable for Prep to Grades 1 & 2 ‘Bugs and Bad Guys’ – The Very Hungry Caterpillar and What The Ladybird Heard (Julia Donaldson)
Fairy Poppilina has a very engaging performance of this well known story [even going so far as to explain the leaf’s perspective]. Highly educational as the performance is littered with ‘fun facts’. ‘What The Ladybird Heard’ is also offered [time dependent] highlighting a little bug’s power and willingness to speak up when needed.
Suitable for Grade 1/2 ‘Sense of Belonging’
For this unit of study, Fairy Poppilina highlights the difference between truly KNOWING your sense of belonging and REALISING where you belong. This is first discussed followed by the presentation of two stories:Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp and Thelma The Unicorn by Aaron Blabey.
Please note: Dogs Don’t Do Ballet is a growth mindset story!
Suitable for Prep – Grade 1 ‘Witches and Magical Potions’ – Perfect for Halloween!!
For this session, Fairy Poppilina dons her witch costume [and characteristics] to become ‘Witchilina’. The story of ‘Room On A Broom’ [Julia Donaldson] is presented followed by some simple potion making [science at its most fun!].
Suitable for Prep or Daycare Centres – Magical Beings
Fairy Poppilina retells ‘Isabella’s Secret’ [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 nominating the favourite creature to visit and making a magical wand.
Suitable for Prep – Grade 2 ‘Consequences’
‘Pinkalicious’ by Elizabeth Kann and ‘Never Say No To A Princess’ by Tracy Corderoy are more than pinkie/princessy stories – they share a powerful message concerning consequences, greed and good behaviour.
Suitable for Grade 2 ‘The Narrative Unit’
The narrative or ‘the whole story’ appears in three forms; namely: autobiographical, biographical and captivity. The retelling of ‘How I Became A Pirate’ by Melinda Long focuses on the biographical narrative. Subsequently, students will have the opportunity imagine they are like Jeremy Jacobs from the story and come up with their own adventure [pirates, mermaids, fairies etc].
Suitable for Grades 2-4 ‘Consequences and Cautionary Tales’
The theme of consequences is explored in the presentation of ‘Noah Dreary’ by Aaron Blabey and ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’.
Suitable for Older Grades 4-6 ‘Greek Myths’
Fairy Poppilina touches on the origins of Greek mythology before presenting Pandora’s Box’ and ‘Narcissus’
- All students receive a ‘fairy certificate’ . The session time is approximately 40 minutes.
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.