-Adventures with Stella The Snowgran Author visit
-Cruising Through the Library
-Fall into a Good Book-fall
-Hop into a Good Book-spring
-"What If" A fairytale adventure
A “HATS” off performance from THE one and only Miss September. Our very own Miss September brings to the stage the best birthday celebration to be found in all the town, as she delights and stimulates her audience’s imaginations using characters, stories, and rhymes of Dr. Seuss himself. She also adds a few of her own rhymes, picking the brains of her audiences as they proclaim lines from the many books of the good ole’ Dr. Seuss. She uses magic, stories, skits, and songs involving her audience in all the fun as they light up the stage with excitement. She recounts to her audience the morals to many of his stories, helping them to recognize more than just words on a page. MOST OF ALL Miss September brings out the Doctor’s antidote for helping each of us make reading a “LIFELONG” activity.
ALIENS, SPACESHIPS & BOOKS, OH MY!
BLAST OFF YOUR READING PROGRAM WITH THIS ACTION-PACKED PERFORMANCE FILLED WITH MAGIC, CHEERS, AND ADVENTURES AS MISS SEPTEMBER SHARES STORIES OF SPENDING SUMMERS WITH HER MAD SCIENTIST/ASTRONAUT UNCLE AND FRIENDS ON THE RANCH AS SHE MINGLED WITH ALIENS
AND MADE NEW FRIENDS!
BATTY OVER BOOKS
Batty Over Books is one of September Cardiff's newest shows, and one of her best appearances ever. She’s truly gone BATTY this time. It’s a 45-minute fun-filled program where the audience opens up and explores the wonderful and magical world of reading.
This enthralling performance includes comedy, magic,
and tons of audience participation that will leave you wanting so much more.
She will introduce you to her favorite little bat “Batty Bob” who will steal your heart away as he takes you along on his marvelous adventures - where we find out what bats really do at night. He teaches us how to explore the magic of reading and invites us all to go with him as we learn the importance of gong “Batty Over Books.” Each child will have the opportunity to raise their hand and promise to read as September swears them in to Bob’s Batty Over Books Club.; They will receive their very own Batty Over Books club member certificate, signed by Batty Bob himself and our own September Cardiff. She will give a sneak preview of the beautiful illustrations and fun, as she introduces and reads to you her up and coming book “Batty Over Books”.
THE MAGIC OF FRIENDSHIP OR THE MAGIC OF READING
(A show that can address bullying/friendship/reading)
This show is filled with comedy, magic, and audience participation, making laughter resonate throughout the room throughout Miss September’s amazing upbeat performance.
The Grand Wizard and her magical dragon Puff - along with her spotted lizard Loose Lips Lucy - give a performance that will help each child acknowledge the importance of always being honest, friendly and kind as she mixes up her famous “Love Potion Number 9." Who knows we might even get
a surprise visit from the infamous Todd the Toad.
"DIG" into READING OR GET HOOKED ON READING
Ahoy MATIE!!! Come set sail with Miss September as she performs one of her finest shows ever, “DIG IT” as they dig for the wonderful treasures in books. She will take you on a fun-filled adventure as they explore the possibilities of the riches that can be found when you dig into good books. Miss September will help your young lads and lasses get “HOOKED” on reading with magic, games, songs, and laughter that will make their bellies jiggle. They will pillage to find the treasures that have been stolen and are rightfully theirs. Come join her for a journey through the seas of time.
How long do your programs last?
Most of my programs last for 45 minutes. I can adapt to whatever your needs might be.
Are you available on the date I need?
Call or email and we can discuss available dates.
Can we schedule two different programs on the same day?
It is possible. It depends on timing and the location of the performances. Call and we can discuss the details. I will try to be as accommodating as I possibly can!
What do the terms “Half Day” and “Full Day” mean?
Full day starts as early as you need and ends when the school day ends. This can be divided however you want, but usually it consists of 2-4 programs. It is also possible to split the full day between another school with no additional charge, so that each school pays only a portion of the travel fees. In other words, it is much cheaper to have two schools coordinate and split a full day and split the travel fees, than for each of them to pay travel fees.
Half-day runs either from the start of the school day until lunch time, or from just after lunch until the end of the school day. This allows for 1 or 2 programs per half-day.
How many students can participate in your assemblies?
I have performed for groups as small as 20 and as large as 500. For optimum educational impact, I suggest 200-300 students of similar age as a maximum number per presentation. If you have more than 175 students per assembly, we recommend a raised platform/stage or elevated seating (bleachers) and/or multiple presentations.
What do you need our school/library to provide?I bring everything we need for the programs except the warm bodies and electricity. However, if you have a cleared stage or raised platform with steps, this is always a plus. A couple of water bottles would be nice if you have them, just in case I forget to bring my own. My shows are pretty much non-fuss programs, and don’t require a lot.
Do we need to provide you with a P.A. System?
No, I bring my own microphones and sound system.
How far will you travel?
I will travel most anywhere; however, I perform most of my programs in Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. (PA) When I travel, I try to block book an area. If several schools in the same area schedule programs I will work with the travel fees.
What age/grade levels are the programs designed for?
Most of our programs are for K-5th grade. I differentiate vocabulary and key concepts to meet the audience needs. My Anti-Bullying show is for middle Schoolers as well as K-5
Is the best idea to divide our students by grade level?
Educationally this is a wise decision as it allows me to present age-appropriate content. However, from a practical standpoint, we know this is not always possible, nor is it required. Ideal divisions are primary (K-2) and intermediate (3-5), or one grade per assembly.
How much time do we need to allow between assembly programs?
Typically I can reset most of the programs in the time it takes to dismiss one group and bring in the next group (about 10-15 minutes). Most schools schedule shows an hour apart (45 minutes for the show, 15 minutes for transition).
Will you modify or customize a program at our request?
YES, if the changes do not impact the educational significance of the program. If you need specific topics discussed, please call me and we can talk about your specific needs.
Do your shows work well for reading reward or incentives? If so, what assembly programs would you recommend?
I have performed many different programs for these types of events, but the most popular motivational reading program is my “Batty Over Books” and “Letting Loose with Seuss” programs. ANY of my reading programs are great for rewards and incentives. All these programs are a high-energy assembly with lots of audience participation. It works especially well for any age, and family gatherings (PTO/PTA).
1-45 minute program $300 (plus travel fee)
300.00 per show and 150.00 for each additional show-up to 4 shows in one day at the same location. There is an additional .60 per mile from Georgetown, KY. for Kentucky shows OR from Richmond Hill, GA, for GA/SC/FL shows for Travel fees.
When is payment due?
I prefer to get paid on the performance day, but I understand that processing paperwork through the system can be time-consuming and frustrating and that you may not have control over the process. If payment will not be ready on the day of the performance, please call or e-mail me and let me know.