September 30, 2020 | Nathan Johnson
In the first week of Drama, a Tiger came to Tea (the children learned that this is special meal that comes between lunch and dinner) and ate all the food!
The inspiration came from one of Ms. Buckley’s favorite childhood stories.
This story was so much fun to recreate in drama using our imagination and the wonderful kitchen supplies we have. There was lots of laughing, yummy eating sounds, and funny tiger noises / voices.
It also gave us a change to practice essential skills such as
In the second week of Drama, the children went on a Treasure Hunt!
They were so excited to leave the classroom two by two with Mr. Johnson and explore the whole hallway. While we hunted, we got to know
When the children finally found the treasure it was a moment of great excitement and pride. They had to walk a long way, talk to a lot of people, and look very hard.
“Now we are rich” Lena said, and they all giggled with delight.
So much fun and learning happens during pretend play in the Drama area.
Stay tuned for more Drama Area learning covering social and teamwork skills, fine and gross motor skills, deeper understanding of topics we are studying, and emotional processing and expression.
Spoiler warning: It will all look like play!