Our spring play is American Symbols. Because very similar curriculum is taught for younger and older children, we’re doing something a little wild with this show. In the same book/CD set you’ll get two different versions of the play, one for very young kids (K-1) and one for older kids (2-4). The first one has six songs and only a very basic plot. The second one has nine songs and is a regular Bad Wolf show, complete with charming jokes and dialogue. In addition to the Bad Wolf original compositions, both shows feature two traditional songs, “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” For those who have been asking for a patriotic show, this is the one you want!
Teach grades 2-6 those all-important manners with our new play: Good Manners: A Medieval Quest for Polite Behavior.
It’s the Middle Ages, and a wicked spell has been cast on the kingdom: good manners have suddenly disappeared, and it’s up to Sir Gwendolyn and Sir Dancelot to bring them back. The two knights (both relatively new to this “quest” thing) have no clue what to do, and of course things go terribly wrong. But luckily for the kingdom, they run into just the right characters to help them (re)discover polite behavior: an alchemist has invented hygiene, a baron teaches them social etiquette, the Black Knight encourages them to learn to help others, a damsel (definitely not in distress) reveals the importance of asking permission, a spoon-loving abbot shares the joys of table manners, and a dragon explains why it’s mean to call people names (dragons have feelings too).
Teach grades 1-4 about habitats with our new play: Biomes: Animals and Plants in Their Habitats.
Come join this motley group of animals as they search for their own proper biome. Sure, these animal heroes are cute, but looks aren’t everything in a world of distinct and tough environments. To survive (and thus be able to sing all their catchy songs), they’ll have to learn about desert, forest, grassland, freshwater, tundra, and marine areas for which they are especially adapted. Of course they can do it, and survive the dumb jokes as well! Biomes is a great way to reinforce for younger students the exploration of animal and plant habitats.
Help your kids get along better with Munchkin Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Oz.
It’s one year later and all the famous characters have returned to Oz. They’ve been having trouble readjusting, and their quarrels have lead to the throwing of more than one yellow brick. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the Good Witch and Wicked Witch (yes, she’s back in solid form!) still don’t get along. But the Tin Man and Lion can’t agree on anything either, and even Dorothy and Toto are barking at each other. They’ve come back to the Munchkins, experts on conflict resolution, to learn how to solve their problems. With the usual memorable tunes and silly humor, Munchkin Madness introduces and reinforces strategies for controlling anger, using “I-statements,” active listening, sharing perspectives, and finding win-win solutions to conflict.
10-Minute Minis are ready-made curriculum (grades 3-6) designed for reading aloud and singing along in the classroom. Each Mini includes two songs and dialogue to reinforce the subject, featuring Bad Wolf’s trademark stupid jokes and melodies designed to get stuck in your students’ heads.
Your students get the big advantage of the Bad Wolf formula—retaining curriculum material that’s connected to music, rhyme, and story—but in a teeny-tiny time frame. A Mini should last less than a week, so there’s no big time commitment on your part. Just think: no costumes, no audience, no pressure! Specific mandated curriculum, taught in an exciting and memorable way, with no extra teacher work. What a concept! You can try a Mini for just $14.95, or get all five for $49.95!
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