TheaterWorks is hosting field trip dates for K-2 students in December for Han’s Christian Andersen’s, THE FIR TREE, a holiday fable.
This literary fairy tale is about a fir tree so anxious to grow up, so anxious for greater things, that he cannot appreciate living in the moment. This fun story shares a lesson about appreciating what we have in the present time rather than focusing on what we don’t have or impatiently waiting for the future. Using creative staging, puppetry, music, and repetition, it is a wonderful outing for the youngest audience members. This production has a running time of 70 minutes. Every teacher will receive a copy of the book “The Fir Tree” by Hans Christian Andersen, along with a complete study guide for the story, including plans for in-class activities and crafts to help bring the story to life in their own classrooms. This is a great opportunity for teachers to create their own classroom holiday traditions that could be used year after year!
Tickets are only $7.00, with 1 free adult for every 20 students. Field Trip Dates:
12/06/22 11:00 AM
12/12/22 9:00 AM
12/12/22 11:00 AM
12/13/22 11:00 AM
12/16/22 11:00 AM
To book, call or email Education Director Laura Alarcon at LAlarcon@theaterworks.org or 623.398.6780.
About Theater Works School Programs
Educators searching for arts integration programming that meets Common Core Standards are only a phone call away from affordable community resources.
Theater Works designs many of its productions with classroom integration in mind – from performances timed specifically so classrooms can attend during the school day, to study guides that teachers can download and present to their classrooms before the show and follow-up materials for student discussions after the performance.
Some productions offer teacher and student edition study guides that cover such subjects as the history of the shows to Vocabulary lessons for words found throughout the performances (fill in the blank and crossword puzzles, to information on the theatrical process and questions from the text of the play.
Both adults and youth learn best through participation and direct involvement. Using these materials teachers can help students gain an appreciation for theatre not just as a form of art but also English, History, Science, Math and other topics imperative to their social well-being.
These programs are developed so we can work together with educators to transform young people and communities through theatre arts.