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Information below – What is the fairy curriculum? & The Gnome Project

Episodes 21 & 22 8/30 – Season Finale – So Long For Now

Episode 20 – 8/24

Episode 19 – 8/24

Episode(s) 18 – 8/12

Episode 17 – 8/12

Episode 16 – 8/5

Episode 15 – 8/5

Episode 14 -7/29

Episode 13 – 7/29

Episode 12 – 7/22

Episode 11 – 7/22

Episode 10 – 7/16

Episode 9 – 7/14

Episode 8 – Thursday – 7/9

Episode 7 – Tuesday – July 7/7

Episode 6 – July 2

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Episode 6 – July 2

Episode 5 – June 30

Episode 4 – June 25

Episode 3 – June 23

Episode 2 – June 18

Episode 1 – June 20

fairy curriculum

Our Journey into the Fairy Realm, Beliefs & Identity  

We will begin our investigation by talking about what is real and what is not real – what we think is true.  We all have the choice to decide what is true for us.  Our gauge can be represented by holding a ‘thumb up’, ‘thumb down’, or ‘thumb sideways’.  The beauty of this method is that we can change our mind from time to time.  It was interesting at the end of last school year when children changed their belief from one decision to another …and children who stood fast with their original belief, that fairies are real or not real.

The fairy curriculum begins after Beautiful Brown with Emily and in conjunction with the Identity work with Kirstie. 

Introducing the idea of other beings and places that they call home is the first look into the study.  There may be a fairy or gnome placed in the background of a typical lesson or read aloud.  Books are presented with similar animals that represent real and not real, for example, Good Night Gorilla and a photo book of monkeys.  Next we have a presentation, categorizing items into two columns – Real and Not Real.  Creating a home for fairies or other little beings can be constructed out of natural materials or what may be available like a cardboard box.  Mentioning that every living being, including plants, needs a home and sustenance can be the first deep dive into the curriculum.  To attract fairies we will create decorative hanging ornaments to attract the friends to our space and their new home.  

There are fairies that represent each of the directional elements: land, air, water, fire (fire is usually left for another day).  The artist and author, Thomas Locker, created beautiful books on each of the directions used.  Reading a fairy chapter book and sharing images may help children to flesh out their ideas.  Next, categories of fairies are introduced to help culminate the final product:  fairies, gnomes, mermaids, elves, brownies, leprechauns, pixies, gnomes, sprites.  The materials that are used:  wooden figure, paint, fabric, embellishments from nature, found items, glue, 

Allow the children to creatively represent their idea of real and not real.  Paint that is created to represent the child’s skin tone is used to paint the wooden fairies.  

photos of air, land and water fairies-

photos of fairy realms-

fairy homes and fairies made by friends

A gnome placed in the forest for a good friend, Kathy ❤

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