By the way, most of these ideas came from this Pinterest collection put together by Cari Young.
Puppets are a wonderful way to create a story! I had this great puppet theater from last year and decided to put it use. Students can choose a notebook and write their own play. Its a very informal station, just for fun. When they are ready to perform, the whole class is ready to be a great audience! I believe the students grade 5-6 might be creating puppet plays in a more formal way, through an art grant, later in the school year. I created the backdrops by sewing pieces of material like shower curtains and sliding them over an old metal display. I painted this theater and made the little velvet curtains too. It was a fun project.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported our book fair last week! It was so much fun to see all the new books and visit with the parents and students! The proceeds, which effectively doubled our yearlong budget, went to improving our library collection, see the picture below!! Thank you so much!!! I can't wait for New Book November when all these books come out to play!
Special thanks to all the volunteers: Trishelle Revie, Bernadine Winkler, Jennifer Schreiter, Wendy Babcock, Alison Achacoso, Sonja Hales, Claire Evans, Miriam Gersdorf, Stacia Cummings, Sausha, and Ginger Smoak.
THANK YOU!! Without your help, the bookfair would not be possible.
This lovely Illustrator and Author duo joined us for our bookfair this last week and everyone was eager to meet them!Thank you so much to the Buehner's for their time! The students loved meeting Mark and Caralyn Buehner.
Thank you again!
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