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PUPPETRY WITH K-12 STUDENTS

As a puppeteer, I am also using over15 years of experience as an educator in cultural and scientific settings (Museums, Universities, Schools) to engage students in a variety of age appropriate curriculum explorations through puppetry: material, light, technical mechanisms (STEM), cultural traditions (Social Science), storytelling and performance (Literacy and Language Arts).

 

I offer classes in English and French.

individual classes and homescool
Mitten the Kitten
BRING A PROFESSIONAL
PUPPET SHOW
INTO YOUR SCHOOL

Mitten the kitten - for K to 4th graders

As a professional puppeteer, I created a story for a young audience (4 and up), using handcrafted wooden string puppets. This tale-like story is about a small adventurous cat who is accidentally left outside on a warmer winter day in the middle of the Boreal Forest. 

Play in English or French.

Followed by a short workshop.

Mitten the Kitten
Literacy
LITERACY AND PUPPETRY
  • You want your class to learn about fables and shadow puppetry at the same time?

  • You would like your students to learn how to adapt a written story into a visual and oral form of storytelling?

  • You think that learning basic shadow puppetry techniques, construction and performance using simple materials can enhance their learning? 

 

FREE CURRICULUM

 

  • A video tutorial on how to make a shadow theater from a cereal box (available here!)

  • Written tutorial (PDF) on how to make sceneries and puppets 

  • A full curriculum to make it again later in one of your future class

literacy and puppetry

If you want me to teach this class students will receive individual feedback on each presentations once posted and my expertise and passion for puppetry all along the way! 

 
I work remotely or face to face with individual classes using shadow, hand or rod puppets to enhance a particular lesson.

 

The number and duration of lessons is adaptable to your class availability and age group: between 3 to 5 lessons (30-60 min each). Teachers will be asked to finish some steps in class between meetings.  

Please contact me, if you want me in your classroom. 

IF YOU ARE A TEACHER OR HOMESCHOOL PARENTS AND ARE INTERESTED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PUPPETRY, CHECK THE WORKSHOPS PAGE.

WHAT TACHERS SAY

Mr. O'Reagan, 4th grade teacher

“Maite offered clear, organized instructions in a cheerful, pleasant manner. She showed great enthusiasm and patience with the class. She was able to help students problem solve and encouraged them to take risks. I would gladly welcome her into my [online] classroom again!”

Mrs. Hammer, 4th grade Teacher

I would absolutely ask all my colleagues to get on board with this project to enrich their language arts studies. Shadow puppet theater is expressive, creative, and another vehicle to share stories. Students also get practice using their hands to create their theaters and puppets, improving dexterity and artistic skills”.

School residencies

SCHOOL RESIDENCY

"Maite brings her broad experience and training with puppetry from around the world to any given setting and is able to creatively apply her knowledge to merge and adapt to the interests and resources of her students." Teacher

Over 1000 Students since 2019

As a teaching artist, I work with pre-K to 12th grade students. I use puppet production and performance to promote self confidence, respect, collaboration and problem solving skills.

 

  • I am part of FACE AIS, the "Artists In the School" program through Fairbanks Art Association, since 2018.

  • I am part of the Alaska Statewide Teaching Artist Roster (STAR), since 2023

CONTACT ME IF YOU OR YOUR SCHOOL IS INTERESTED! 

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