This interactive (lots of volunteers) presentation allows students to learn some fun ways to build a better world. Young readers will discover how to be good listeners, set goals, work with others, and much more!
Steve comes dressed as a construction worker, but the children from the audience are the ones who do the work. Together they discover the tools of building good character, reading and books. Both classic and contemporary books are referenced, as well as fiction and non-fiction. Build It! has something valuable for everyone. Plus, everyone attending will received directions on how to build their very own magic trick. This is a presentation that will be remembered and talked about for a VERY long time.
“Steve Somers is an extremely qualified entertainer who knows how to get across important messages to children in ways they enjoy and remember. His extensive background in education makes him an ideal performer for school programs, and I highly recommend him.”
Samuel Patrick Smith, Editor, The Funny Paper (magazine)- Tavares, FL
“Steve Somers is a professional. His programs are educational and entertaining. He can handle any crowd and all ages. His programs are fresh and imaginative, never a repetition of others. He keeps audiences involved from start to finish! Our very favorite performer of all!”
Cindy Henderson, Ahoskie Public Library - Ahoskie, NC
“Steve provides a quality, SOL linked program that stresses the importance of books and reading. Steve is an incredible magician! The students and the teachers were amazed. I have never had everyone thank me for booking a program as they did with this one. Everyone asked when he was coming back!”
Julie Tanner, Stump Elementary, Stuarts Draft, VA
Teachers and parents will have no problem connecting lessons about the subjects taught. And because the program also promotes reading and library resources, it is a program that everyone appreciates!
Throughout the program, the kids learn how to “Work Smarter, Not Harder.”
Of course, as with all the Amazing Teacher programs, the show includes amazing magic tricks, a silly puppet, music, drama storytelling and of course a lot of cool books to read.
Some of the benefits of the Build It! program include:
supports positive view of books from many genre
encourages students to explore the possibilities for life
motivates children to read books
integrates recognition of learning and achievement
increases circulation of library books
Hopper’s Time Machine
That’s right . . .Hopper (the magic rabbit) has invented his very own time machine. This machine doesn’t tell time, but apparently it can send things back into the future. And that is exactly what happens. Oops! Hopper is gone! Can Tool Man Steve and his helpers bring Hopper back? Only time will tell!
In the News
Local newspapers or media outlets will often attend an Amazing Teacher event to report some amazing things. Check out this article entitled Magician Amazes Children for Summer Reading Program from the Doddridge Independent paper in West Union, WV. (Excerpt from June 28, 2013).