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Bugging Out (K-5)

Last changed: 08/13/2021 7:49pm
K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Theater Science
Grade Level Program Access
1 60 min
In-School Performance In-School Performance (intended for the entire grade level to experience together)
All year. In-School, Virtual
$10 0
no Email , Phone
I will provide a simple one page study guide for my contact to be printed and copied for each teacher.

And all props and sound system for the show.
one banquet sized table.
I need access to space one hour and a half prior to show. I use volunteers in this show. I need 3 students, if age appropriate, to write a 6-10 line poem about any bug they choose. They get to read it during the show. I'll also need to work with all the volunteers at once, 20 minutes before the show. I also need one banquet sized table as mentioned above.
I can understand a wide range of facts regarding the life and death of bugs, the worm's importance to the world, the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to butterfly and discovering that outdoor play is essential to studying bugs and that this exploration is great way to become a scientist outside of the classroom. I can monitor my behavior and self regulate during the dance section.
"Bugging Out " blends magic tricks, circus arts, great visuals and a unique rhyming text and is all about bugs. From bug archeaology to eating habits to protecting themselves to understanding a bug's importance to the earth's survival, this show is a taste treat for the budding entomologist. Included is a section on the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, an audience participatory section where we all dance the jobs of the female honey bee and a section about the importance of playing outside. This show is a great opportunity to enhance communication skills and creativity showing how factual bug information can be poetic and fun information to learn. Also, there is a dance section for everyone in the audience to participate in which allows students to self regulate their behavior in this fun, active movement section. From 20 years of experience, writing, designing and performing my own shows and 30 years of performing in front of children, I have created performances that have been able to bridge the age gap. With constant surprises, excellent visuals, my rhyming text and a knack for talking to kids (not at them), I am able to keep the attention of younger audiences, keep older audiences interested and teachers smiling. Bugging Out is a feast for the senses. Great visuals, wonderful rhymes and super audience participation, give teachers and students a wonderful collection of information to bring back to the classroom for discussion.
Loading into and out of a school is always a lot of work. Any volunteers that want to meet me when I arrive to help unload is more than appreciated. Any volunteers that want to help me breakdown and load out is appreciated also.

Grade K

Grade K: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants, and Their Environment.
K-ESS3-3: Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment. DCI: Things that people do to live comfortably can affect the world around them. But they can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things.
Grade K: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
A. With prompting and support, express an emotional response to characters in dramatic play or a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade 1

Grade 1: Function, and Information Processing: 1-LS1-1:
Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external
parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. DCI: All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow.
Grade 1: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work:
A. Recall choices made in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade 2

Grade 2: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. DCI: There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water. (2-LS4-1)
Grade 2: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work:
A. Recognize when artistic choices are made in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade 3

Grade 3: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: 3-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. DCI: Some kinds of plants and animals that once lived on Earth are no longer found anywhere. (3-LS4-1)  Fossils provide evidence about the types of organisms that lived long ago and also about the nature of their environments.
Grade 3: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work:
A. Understand why artistic choices are made in a drama/theatre work.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Structure, Function, and Information Processing: 4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support
survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. LS1.A: Structure and Function: DCI: Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.
Grade 4: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work:
A. Identify artistic choices made in a drama/theatre work through participation and observation.

Grade 5

Grade 5: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems: 5-PS3-1: Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun. DCI: The energy released [from] food was once energy from the sun that was captured by plants in the chemical process that forms plant matter (from air and water).
Grade 5: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work:
A. Explain personal reactions to artistic choices made in a drama/theatre work through participation and observation.