Together Time Activity: Family Story Theater

Friends: Create a family story drama! Using a script, each person is assigned a role (or multiple roles). You can use a pre-made script such as “The Turtle Who Would Not Stop Talking” or other story theater scripts included in the “Story Collection” section of my website. Videotape your performance or better yet, perform it […] Read More

Categories: Children, Family, Kids, Performance, Stories, Story Fest, story theater, Storytelling
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Louisiana Story Fest Residency Day 5

Friends: Today was another great day at school. Again, I had terrific classes that needed little correction, as a whole (there are always one or two in each class that need stronger discipline). Here is a picture of me telling stories to kindergarten-aged students. We had so much fun! This is a picture of us […] Read More

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Louisiana Story Fest Residency Day 4

Friends: Happy Valentine’s Day! This morning my family woke up and found that Cupid visited! A bevy of treats awaited them at the kitchen table, decorated with rose petals, red and pink candes. Eliana loves her pink poodle, “Lovey.” Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I love showing the people I love and […] Read More

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Louisiana Story Fest Residency Day 3

Friends: It was another fabulous day at the school where I am doing a Louisiana Story Fest Residency. The picture above is a backdrop of a bayou on the school cafeteria stage. Just beautiful. I am just in love with the teachers, staff and students at this school. We are having a fabulous time sharing […] Read More

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Louisiana Story Fest Residency Day 2

Friends: As you walk down the hall of this school, Jack and the Beanstalk greets you with a big grin. Look at the door next to Jack. You can see the scale of the mural. Story book characters decorate the walls in the halls of this school. I will post one every day so you […] Read More

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Louisiana Story Fest Residency Day 1

Friends: Today was the first day of my Louisiana Story Fest residency at a local school. The whole school is participating in a year-long study of Louisiana. Each grade is focusing on a different aspect of Louisiana. The school hired me as a teaching artist, through an arts grant, to work with the students using […] Read More

Categories: Art, Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Children, Folklore, Folktales, Kids, Language Arts, Literacy, Louisiana, Performance, Stories, Story Fest, story theater, Storyteller, Storytelling, Teaching Artist
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