Free Online Theatrics to Enrich Home Learning: Fox Theatre for Students at Home
Something from Nothing
A Story + Theatrics for Turning Strange Times into Striking Stories
You know that one piece of clothing that you love SO much? The one you just want to wear again and again? The problem is, that means it’ll get even more stains, rips, and holes than your other clothes! A brilliant tailor had this very issue. Join him in this old story as he races against wear and tear—and his embarrassed kids—to hold onto something that just keeps slipping away… We’ll take what he learns in the process, mix in some arts activities, and consider how all of our unique and intense experiences of the past months will weave into the stories of which memories and meaning are made.
As school wraps up for much of Tucson, this will be our final video in the Fox Tucson Theatre for Families at Home series. But stay tuned (and see below), as we have other engaging and enriching online programming lined up for you!
When? Tuesday 5/19 at 10:30 AM, for 20-30 minutes (right during the “Brain Break” in TUSD’s sample learn-from-home schedule) http://foxtucson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TUSD-SampleSchedule.pdf
Where? The Fox Tucson Theatre’s Facebook Page
Who? Targeting PreK-4th grade, but open to everyone
Part of The Fox Families at Home Series
See our previous episode and access supplemental educational resources here!
With kids out of school, we know that educators are scrambling to find ways to support their students from afar. At the same time, students are dealing with a range of heightened social emotional challenges, ranging from feeling “stir crazy” or isolated, to struggling with anxiety or overwhelm.
Understanding the power of performing arts to catalyze SEL (Social Emotional Learning), the Fox Tucson Theatre’s KIT (Kids In the Theatre) Program is stepping out of the theatre and (virtually) into students’ homes to offer little weekly doses of live performing arts designed to make a difference.
These free, video streaming opportunities will bring together high energy storytelling, theatre games, and the empirically supported educational approaches of a local leader in mindfulness for schools. They will entertain students while simultaneously offering highly effective tools to help them and their households:
·Manage stress and anxiety
·Skillfully navigate the many challenging emotions swirling around
·Foster deeper connections, both within the home and to the broader community
·Positively re-frame some of the current day-to-day difficulties
Share this fun and enriching opportunity with your students, along with anyone else who may want to join in on Tuesday mornings on the Fox’s Facebook Page.