May 17, 2013
The Pre-K Performance
Working Title: Children’s Literature Unbound
The Pre-K Performance this year is going native. We are putting the script writing*, prop collection, costume design, and set construction in the children’s hands. Following many years of successful teacher created, directed, and designed plays, we began to reflect on the purpose of putting on a show. We decided that there were certain lessons that we wanted our students to get from such a project. Some of these included performing for a group, taking pride in a performance, problem solving as issues arise, and persistence in complicated tasks. We also wanted them to have an opportunity to express themselves, take responsibility for their own performance, and practice editing a story. We decided that they could get all of these opportunities by making their very own play.
The children are currently working on a recreation of the popular children’s story, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” We are working on a few ideas regarding the sharing of this story with our families. We’ll let you know the plan as soon as we have all arranged. However, please know that you are invited to arrive at WTN at 9:45 on May 17th to see our thespians perform at 10:00. The show will be followed by a reception in the library. Afterwards, your child may either go home with you or stay for the rest of the day.
*Curious about the script? We’ll be posting some of the previous drafts soon!