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Being Buddies Project

Organized by: Cami Johnson

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very excited- about to kick off the fundraiser.
May 26, 2016

just got the  mock up of the paper promotional piece printed- will put pdf on my website.  SSCC gives the go- ahead.  yippee.  smiling.   See More

EVENT DATE Jun 15, 2016

THE STORY:

 

                  Seeking Donations for The Being Buddies Project

     I’m writing to inspire funding for a local children’s project that I’ve been working on.  You might know me as Ithaca’s face painter, Cami Johnson of Festive Face Painting, but now I have a second business, Empathy for Kids LLC.  The purpose of my new start up is to promote Being Buddies, which is my arts based Social/Emotional Learning, character building, and bullying prevention project. 

     Being Buddies features Thob and Thobina, my invisible Thobin twins who are depicted by their gesturing hats, mittens and boots.   They practice being buddies as they get to know Tiger, Dog, Monkey, Giraffe and others who have classic behavioral styles.  My 2017 project goal is to introduce the Pre K -3 curriculum regionally by providing teachers with Being Buddies story& activity books, posters, training workshops, and teaching tools such as magnetic characters and puzzles.

     Research demonstrates that role-playing is an effective method for developing empathy, which is key to preventing bullying.  Core to the Being Buddies lessons is the process of developing the dialogue for each story’s illustrations.  Children read a short story and are then prompted to think about certain themes such as confidence, respect and empathy.  Next they give voice to the characters by writing in the storyboard dialogue bubbles to resolve the awkward situation.  Students share their scripts through role-plays, puppet shows and stage assemblies, both practicing and demonstrating a variety of helpful social options.  Ideally, students are recorded so they can watch together later for skill and cultural reinforcement

     Being Buddies is based on concepts and methods I developed while working with 2nd graders for 6 months at Beverly J. Martin, under Ms. Millicent Clarke-Maynard’s IPEI Teacher Grant.  Being Buddies 101, the story-based activity book series, is designed for children to use alone or in groups, during or after school, at home or at camp.  In addition to the social goals of greater inclusion and emotional resiliency, many of the Common Core English Language Arts goals are addressed in the design of the activity book.  The format informs parents and students of basic ELA grade level expectations as it serves the purpose of inspiring understanding and kindness.

     I’m writing to inspire funding for a local children’s project that I’ve been working on.  You might know me as Ithaca’s face painter, Cami Johnson of Festive Face Painting, but now I have a second business, Empathy for Kids LLC.  The purpose of my new start up is to promote Being Buddies, which is my arts based Social/Emotional Learning, character building, and bullying prevention project.  

     Being Buddies features Thob and Thobina, my invisible Thobin twins who are depicted by their gesturing hats, mittens and boots.   They practice being buddies as they get to know Tiger, Dog, Monkey, Giraffe and others who have classic behavioral styles.  My 2017 project goal is to introduce the Pre K -3 curriculum regionally by providing teachers with Being Buddies story& activity books, posters, training workshops, and teaching tools such as magnetic characters and puzzles.

     Research demonstrates that role-playing is an effective method for developing empathy, which is key to preventing bullying.  Core to the Being Buddies lessons is the process of developing the dialogue for each story’s illustrations.  Children read a short story and are then prompted to think about certain themes such as confidence, respect and empathy.  Next they give voice to the characters by writing in the storyboard dialogue bubbles to resolve the awkward situation.  Students share their scripts through role-plays, puppet shows and stage assemblies, both practicing and demonstrating a variety of helpful social options.  Ideally, students are recorded so they can watch together later for skill and cultural reinforcement

     Being Buddies is based on concepts and methods I developed while working with 2nd graders for 6 months at Beverly J. Martin, under Ms. Millicent Clarke-Maynard’s IPEI Teacher Grant.  Being Buddies 101, the story-based activity book series, is designed for children to use alone or in groups, during or after school, at home or at camp.  In addition to the social goals of greater inclusion and emotional resiliency, many of the Common Core English Language Arts goals are addressed in the design of the activity book.  The format informs parents and students of basic ELA grade level expectations as it serves the purpose of inspiring understanding and kindness.

$205

 

1% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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  • Martha Lappin

    $50

  • Jill Marie

    $10

  • Cindi Carlson

    $10

  • Pam Eddy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Cami Johnson

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

for our children and grandchildren - thank-you Cami! 10 months ago

Pam Eddy

Pam Eddy

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Cindi Carlson

Cindi Carlson

DONATION: $10

Wish this amount could have a few more zeros on it....I so support your beautiful, compassionate, creative heart! 12 months ago

Jill Marie

Jill Marie

DONATION: $10

12 months ago

Martha Lappin

Martha Lappin

DONATION: $50

For Mom - who taught us all empathy 12 months ago

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