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|A Salmon's Dream (grades 1 to 6)|
|In early spring Antje and a few
dozen fellow fish foster parents released their salmon babies into a
creek on Vancouver's North Shore. Watching the little fish Antje
started to wonder: How do they know when it's time to head to the
ocean? Who starts the journey? Who is their leader? And voilà... Please
join us on a theatrical journey starring Towac, a little stubborn
salmon girl determined to inspire -- it takes only one to start a dream!
Towac lives in a cool freshwater stream in the middle of the pacific rainforest. She is a tiny salmon but has a big dream: to swim in the ocean. Too bad none of her comrades believe in her. They call her the silly little fairy fry. But as time passes Towac's dream and her determination catches on, fish by fish! Everybody gets caught up in her excitement and starts to believe that they too can dare the impossible.
Our Towac puppet wil complete the performance with a fun quiz about the salmon run and what it means to our eco system.
|50 min incl. Salmon Quiz / two classes together / $7 per Student
|The Unknown Brothers Grimm (grades 1 to 6)|
|My first very own
storybook I received was the fairy tales of the
Brothers Grimm. It was a gift from my grandmother the very same book
from her parents years ago. Today this so special book is 107 years old
stories stay forever young.
Here is a fact that very few know: the Brothers Grimm didn't come up with the stories themselves. In the past, these stories were told at work or at home in front of the fireplace at night. It was strictly an oral tradition. The Brothers Grimm worried about that the fairy tales could get lost for good if nobody took the time to write them down and collect them all. So about 200 years ago they started to gather the texts edited and published them.
And now think about this: how many do you know? There are all kinds of stories: funny, scary, sad, long, creepy, short, cheerful and YES, even educational ones. You won't meet the typical princesses in all of them. To tell you the truth, you can find only twelve as main characters in the entire collection. In many fairy tales animals play the leading part. In one of my favourite tales, a bunch of them are musicians and form a band. Have you heard of it?
I'm here to tell you these special fairy tales and there is a very good chance you or your students have not heard them before.
We'll also discuss the exceptional life of the Brothers Grimm a bit and you might even be treated to some crazy family stories.
|1 hour / two
classes together / $7 per Student
|video sample on YouTube|
|audio sample mp3