ELEMENTARY (K-5TH GRADE)
I offer curriculum based storytelling programs. Folk tales, literary pieces and personal stories presented in a 30-45-minute storytelling program encourage students to tell their own stories. That’s exciting!
Here is a note received from a student after I visited his classroom, “Thank you for coming to my class. I wish you could come again.”
It is a joy to be in a classroom where Language Arts are celebrated. Let me help enhance the language arts taught in your classroom by telling stories that are captivating and curriculum specific. Storytelling helps develop the 21st Century Skills: critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. Communication is the key to overcoming conflict in the classroom, community and our world.
My presentation of Personal Stories resonated with the audience. The program created lively discussion at lunch as people shared their personal stories. That is exactly the point!
So often you hear, “Storytelling…do you read to children?” It is fun to introduce storytelling to adults because they are completely unaware of what it is. You know it is a success when they ask, “When is the next storytelling event?” That’s a magical moment!
It is fun to share stories with individuals who are active in social clubs because they are open to entertainment that is humorous or on the serious side. They often give important feedback and food for thought.
“Home is where your story begins” rings true in our family. The youngest to the oldest are encouraged to share and listen. Thank you, many times over, to my family and “friends like family” for encouraging me to pursue my passion…storytelling!
Florida Storytelling Festival
Storytelling 101…In the Beginning
If you are new to storytelling this workshop is designed to offer guidelines easy to follow that will help you define your style, make decisions about the right story for yourself and your audience, and tricks of the trade to craft a story.
Storytelling 102…From the Page to the Stage
Explore proven techniques learned from the “masters “ to develop your personal stories and your signature style. Find out what works and what doesn’t, developing the discipline to edit and polish your story. Understanding that there is no one right way to tell a story but being authentic is always right.
WOMEN OF THE WEST: A HISTORICAL PRESENTATION
Storyteller Kay Pricher’s historical presentation of Evelyn Cameron, The Frontier Photographer and Fannie Sperry Steel, Lady Bucking Horse Rider gives the audience a picture of frontier life and the perseverance required. They came from completely different backgrounds yet they both loved Montana. Evelyn came from a privileged background in England with feather beds and servants. She chose the Plains over the parlor and moved to Eastern Montana. Fannie was born on a ranch under the Bear Tooth Mountains in Western Montana and loved riding horses. Evelyn photographed everyday life and recorded each day in her journal. Her claim to fame came long after her death. Her photographs and journals are used for research in studies of frontier life. Fannie Sperry Steele enjoyed the spotlight during her lifetime. She was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Evelyn rode on her horse to photograph people in everyday walks of life and people who have these photos of their families cannot express what it means to see the hardships that are unimaginable today. Fannie rode horses in the rodeo arena and became the Bucking Horse Champion of the World. This was accomplished in 1912 when she was 22. Evelyn was in her twenties when she and her husband moved from England and bought a ranch in Eastern Montana. Today we talk of the “20 somethings” but looking back… these women were the real deal!
THE HUNDRED DRESSES:
STORY AND FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION ON ANTI-BULLYING
Storyteller Kay Pricher shares the powerful and timeless story of The Hundred Dresses. Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school, is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. When Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, her classmates know she doesn't and they bully her mercilessly on the playground. One student, Maddie, goes along with "the hundred dresses" game but she secretly wishes she could find the courage to stand up for Wanda. When Wanda suddenly moves away, Maddie feels responsible for her leaving but is unable to apologize. She vows that she will never again just stand by and say nothing.
Storyteller Kay Pricher brings this important story to life in a powerful performance followed by an honest discussion about bullying. Create empathy and empower your student by inviting Kay into your classroom today. This program is suitable for 3rd and 4th graders. Kay is licensed and cleared to tell stories at all schools.
Families Are Like Quilts weaves personal stories together to encourage others to think about their own family stories. It can be a stepping stone for the audience members to begin writing, telling and sharing stories about their families. We learn from the past to live in the present and plan for the future.