2023 JoJo Gnome’s Story Workshops for Nursery and P1/2

 

“One of the best things I’ve seen in school in a long time!” Heather Sudden, Principal Teacher St Benedict’s Primary, Glasgow. 

 Twitter @MrFeist – Great to see again today – first met her when she worked with the infants in and now that I’ve moved to , I got to see her again! If you want an enthusiastic & inspirational author to visit your wee ones, is the person!

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We have 4 fantastic JoJo Gnome Story workshops to offer you this year, in your primary school or nursery. The workshops have been designed to be interactive and child centred. The workshops give pupils the chance to be creative, as well as engage with the topics and stories. The workshops have been designed so the learning experience keeps going after the workshop has finished.

Workshop Information

The workshops are designed for 25 children in a session, so that the sessions can be as interactive as possible. The workshop lasts around 45 minutes. They can be delivered in a classroom or a larger area, access to a whiteboard or projector is needed. The sessions can be delivered in one morning session, two morning sessions or a whole day. Please contact Jo Hall for current prices. The prices for 2023 have been held at 2022 rates. 

These STEM & Story workshops for early years, map to the Early Level of the Curriculum for Excellence. Areas covered include Technology,  Literacy (listening & talking), Science (forces and waves/ materials/ topical science), and Expressive Arts. There is also the opportunity for some of the children to take part in a future JoJo Gnome Story Podcast (audio & drawings).

ASN schools

Jo can deliver story workshops to ASN schools. They work best on the themes of emotions and sound. Jo is happy to discuss and adapt the content of the workshop to work best with your children. The size of these workshops is usually smaller.  

Please get in touch for more detailed information about the content of each workshop.

Please email jojognome@gmail.com for full availability and prices.

 

JoJo Gnome’s Emotions Story Workshop

This workshop is based around the story ‘How are you feeling?’

  • Listen to the story ‘How are you feeling?’
  • Meet JoJo Gnome the puppet and find out how he is feeling
  • Meet LG a new character who isn’t confident (yet).
  • Using music we move around to express emotions (angry weather wizards, calm breathing etc)
  • As a group make a well-being superhero cape for JoJo Gnome
  • Help Jo finish a story about emotions and do some drawings.
  • Jo will leave you with suggestions of follow on activities from the workshop
  • See how Jo digitally draws JoJo Gnome for her books and podcast.
  • Receive a personalised JoJo Gnome drawing for the class
  • Jo will share the drawings from the workshop online.


JoJo Gnome’s Maths Story Workshop

This workshop is based around the story ‘JoJo Gnome And The Maths Challenge’.

  • Listen to the story ‘JoJo Gnome & The Maths Challenge’
  • Meet JoJo Gnome the puppet
  • Join in the Funny Faces Dice Game
  • Learn to dance & count with Robyn The Robot
  • Help Jo finish a maths story and do some drawings.
  • Jo will leave you with suggestions of follow on activities from the workshop
  • See how Jo digitally draws JoJo Gnome for her books and podcast.
  • Receive a personalised JoJo Gnome drawing for the class
  • Jo will share the drawings from the workshop online.

JoJo Gnome Loves Sounds

The book this story workshop is based around is JoJo Gnome And The Sound Machine.

  • Create sound effects
  • Guess sounds with JoJo Gnome
  • Making sounds experimenting with ordinary objects.
  • Listen to the story ‘JoJo Gnome & The Sound Machine’.
  • Visit Sound Town and join in with how JoJo Gnome’s friends move to different sounds (drama/ movement).
  • Meet JoJo Gnome ‘the puppet’.
  • See how Jo digitally draws JoJo Gnome for her books and podcast.
  • Receive a personalised JoJo Gnome drawing for the class.
  • We will leave you with a ‘sounds’ story challenge to finish after the workshop. Have the work the children make displayed on the JoJo Gnome website and shared on JoJo’s social media accounts.
  • Note: The story choice will be changed for P2 to ‘JoJo Gnome and the Sound Map’.

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Sow & Grow with JoJo Gnome’s Story Workshop

The book this story workshop is based around is JoJo Gnome And The Scarecrow.

  • Looking at seeds and how they grow
  • Under or over the soil …guess where the vegetables grow (quiz)
  • Listen to the story ‘JoJo Gnome & The Scarecrow’. ( A story based round growing and the seasons)
  • Plant our imaginary seeds and let’s get growing …perhaps a beanstalk!  (drama/ movement).
  • Meet JoJo Gnome ‘the puppet’.
  • See how Jo digitally draws JoJo Gnome for her books and podcast.
  • Receive a personalised JoJo Gnome drawing for the class.
  • Make a growing story with Jo
  • We will leave you with a ‘growing’ story challenge to finish after the workshop. Have the work the children make displayed on the JoJo Gnome website and shared on JoJo’s social media accounts.

There will also be follow on activities Jo will leave you with so you can continue your growing journey in the classroom (or at home).  Jo is always delighted to share any drawings the children do on her website and social media channels.

Please email jojognome@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

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Comments from teachers about past workshops

“I have had the pleasure of doing several workshops with Jo. Her workshops are exciting and engaging and I am always blown away by how much she achieves in such a short period of time.”   (Rachel Allen Primary Teacher, Strathblane, Scotland)

“Thank you to JoJo Gnome for an inspirational week of digital literacy exploration. Through social media we were captivated into a world of imagination and adventure. The pinnacle was when JoJo Gnome & the Sound Machine came to nursery for the day to finish our stories and make movies together. Haste ye back! “(Kate O’Neill, Head of Cornton Nursery, Stirling, Scotland)

Please note: Cancellations fees will apply