Feathers, bubbles, balloons, cups, plates, chairs, and eggs all serve to provide a magical introduction to science.
Using circus skills and magic tricks, the program, with artist Lisa Lewis, explores the physical phenomena that result in scientific experiences.
Designed to stimulate inquiring minds and to encourage critical thinking, students learn that science is not only amazing but also “kid-friendly” as they participate in the scientific process.
|The Speech Doctor Is In!|
Do your students need to speak more clearly and expressively?
Then your class would benefit from a house call from The Speech Doctor! Kathleen Williams, PhD, will diagnose “Speech Sicknesses” that prevent children from reaching their full potential.
Using humor and encouragement, The Speech Doctor teaches students communication skills that will help them grow up to be confident speakers. They will learn to reduce mumbling, speak at an appropriate volume, avoid a monotone voice and look at an audience when speaking.
Relaxation and confidence building techniques are also presented in this entertaining, interactive, hands-on workshop. This program is successful as a single workshop, residency or to supplement and reinforce ideas presented in The Speech Doctor is In! assembly.
Curriculum Connection: Language Arts Literacy
This one-day workshop serves as an introduction to the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga. Wendy Messano is a certified yoga instructor with a background in education and natural living.
This program is customized to the age of the participants and is built on the concept that each child is an individual and is capable and empowered with abilities unique to them. Wendy encourages them to incorporate the lessons learned through yoga into their every day lives and, hopefully, make the practice of yoga a healthy habit they carry into adulthood.
Practicing poses, games, meditation, and breathing exercises are included in all classes, so students increase flexibility, balance and coordination, as well as learn relaxation techniques. As a residency series, yoga strengthens and relaxes the body, focuses the mind, nurtures self-expression, and builds confidence. It also encourages discipline and self-control.