Teaching Artist Flor Bromley
Flor Bromley, Early Stages Teaching Artist, has just completed a Bi-lingual Storytelling Residency with 2nd grade students in Corona, Queens at PS 19. The school is one of the largest K-5 schools with 2,000 students, 60% of whom are English Language Learners.
How has growing up in Peru effected your [...]
Teaching artist Gerry Fierst and a student at PS 203
Teaching artist Gerry Fierst is at PS 203 where he is teaching a storytelling residency based on the theme of “freedom.” Here are some of Gerry’s thoughts:
“Freedom is a word we often use, and just as often take for granted. Supporting their social [...]
Early Stages’ Storytellers Julia Morris and Flor Bromley visited PS 377 where they led a bilingual storytelling workshop for parents and pre-K through first grade students. The workshop took place in the evening and all participants came wearing pajamas. It was a great success and lots of fun!
The evening began with warm-up [...]
Early Stages Teaching Artist, Mara McEwin worked with the wonderful students of PS 115. Here is an example of a Why Story by a 2nd grade student:
Illustration by Rosa Lykiardopoulos
Why We Only Have One Nose
A looong time ago, people had two noses. One was evil and one was [...]
Teaching Artist, Julia M. Morris set the stage for her 3rd grade Special Education students with telling the Japanese fairytale, “Urashima Taro,” – a story which travels magically from land to below the sea. The students developed their own “setting portraits” of where the main character, Taro, journeys. In the process, Taro (and the students [...]
Early Stages Teaching Artist, Julia Morris worked with the wonderful students of PS 33. In the 3rd grade, through interactive storytelling and drama, students explore the structure of folktales and create their own stories. Here is an example of a Circle Story by a 3rd grade student:
Illustration by Devin E. Haqq
A Hiker’s [...]
“An actor and filmmaker by trade, I have been drawing and creating art since the age of 3 years old. For three consecutive years, I received a scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design Children’s Summer Program in Columbus, Ohio. I later studied Political Cartooning at Watkins Institute in Nashville, [...]
Early Stages Teaching Artist, Gerry Fierst worked with the wonderful students of PS 205 on Circle Stories. In the 3rd grade, through interactive storytelling and drama, students explore the structure of folktales and create their own stories. Here is an example of a Circle Story by a 3rd grade student from PS 205:
During Storytelling residencies, Early Stages teaching artists ask their students to bring in a Tale From Home. This Tale comes from China.
Illustration by Derek Z Chen
The Old Bowl A story from China As told by a Mom from PS 203
Long time ago, there was a family of three generations living together: [...]
Teachers from 22 elementary schools (K-5) evaluated their students’ progress at the end of the Early Stages Storytelling Residency. The outcome statistics below are based on post-residency evaluation forms completed by 71 teachers.