Macca Plumbing & Heating: Playful Learning with the Playhouse

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Kirsten Sanderson, Lead Teacher
  • School: Charter Oak
  • Subjects: Visual Arts, Language Arts

Kindergarten students at Charter Oak International Academy will have the opportunity to hone their presentation skills while learning about basic acting, narrative structure and puppet making, all culminating in a visit to Playhouse on Park. In this residency, students will work with Playhouse on Park staff for four one-hour sessions, leaning basic acting and performing their original puppet shows for classmates and guests. In anticipation of a visit to Playhouse on Park, students will also participate in a 30-minute pre-show workshop at their school allowing them to learn about theater and participate in basic acting activities. Finally, they will travel to Playhouse on Park to see the play “Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play!” based on Mo Willems’s award-winning book. This program will help students find creative ways to talk about themselves, a kindergarten unit and part of the IB theme “How we express ourselves.”

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