Second Graders At Burr School Perform The Great Kapok Tree

SPOTLIGHT ON EXCELLENCE

Issue 15   September 14. 2012

 

Second Graders At Burr School Perform The Great Kapok Tree

Under the direction of Mrs. JoAnn Paquin and Mrs. Stephanie Smith, Mrs. Smith’s second grade students at Alfred E. Burr School recently performed a Readers Theater’s production of the Great Kapok Tree, by Lynne Cherry.  This wonderful production, which took place on April 20, 2012, was the culminating event to a unit of study on the rain forest. 

During the course of their studies and play preparations, children colored pictures of the animals and vegetation found in the rain forest.  Later, these splendid drawings were attached to the kapok tree in the rain forest mural that appeared on stage.  Students also constructed butterfly wings, which were worn by part of the cast in the play. 

The students practiced before and after school for about three weeks and gave a truly stunning performance.  Their risk taking on stage not only exemplified great acting, but also an important increase in self-confidence and determination.

Great job Burr students!

Please see below for photos.

  

 

 

 

 

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