Our school drama production was this week!
My friend does the most amazing job on this.
Remember! We are a Spanish Immersion School!
That means that the whole play needs to be written and performed in Spanish!
Kim does this every year and it is absolutely wonderful!
This year’s production is 4 versions of “Los Tres Cerditos” (or if you don’t speak Spanish….The 3 Little Pigs)
WARNING!…..you will have to read some of my “educational philosophy” before you get to the TUTU….but this post is really about TUTUS!
What a wonderful breath of fresh air this production is in our normal routine of “high stakes testing”, “teaching to the test” and almost constant “drill, practice and drill some more”!
I can’t think of a better way for kids to gain “real world skills” than to PUT ON A SHOW!
- Reading (of course) when they learn the script!
- Writing….making signs and taking notes!
- Problem solving!
- Presentation skills!
- Team work and collaboration skills and how to count on your team!
- How to listen to feedback and improve by using that feed back!
- Perseverance and follow through!
Now back to more of my “educational philosophy”!
Best Practice articles are always touting the need to “build relationships” with students!
While we were creating the tutus….there were lots of people (kids and adults) stopping by to share in the fun!
I love the fact that I almost never have to deal with “behavior issues” with my “big kids” in the Media Center…..
Do you think that maybe projects like this one have something to do with THAT?
(The music playing in the background is an original composition written and performed by a then 4th grade student WOW!)
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