We had a great week in the Panda Room learning all about Theater
Books we read:
Monkeys Miserable Monday, by Valerie Garfield
The Twelve Dancing Princesses, by Mary Hoffman
Peter Pan and Wendy
Classroom Activities aka THEATER WEEK UPDATE:
Had our Letter of the Week “M”
We started work on our scenery this week, beginning the pirate ship, ocean and big window from the Darling Nursery. The children split into groups and worked together to create these pieces that will become a part of our play
We practiced our fine motor skills making Pixie Dust! This was a multi step project that required first painting yellow paper with shimmer paint, then cutting strips and then using paper cutters to cut out cool little shapes
We dove into character development which focuses on our social emotional development. We explored how each character in our play might feel, what they like and dislike. It's about learning to walk a mile in someone else's shoes. Empathy is very important.
We have of course been rehearsing. Keeping our bodies strong and our minds focused
Lastly, we worked on sequencing. The children used sequence cards to tell our version of Peter Pan.