Thursday, July 19, 2012

Drama in Your Classroom

Barbara over at Grade ONEderful is having a linky party.

She asked, "How do you add drama to your classroom?”

Well I love storytelling and having the children participate but also to leave the props and story available for them to reenact over and over or tweak to their delight.

Here are a few examples.

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell  - I’m reading the story and the children have volunteered to act it out.
I then leave the book and props for the families to use.
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Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina – As I tell the story the children become the monkeys and each get a hat.
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Here’s a little monkey imitating the man by stomping his feet.

We’ve also done The Three Little Pigs several ways.
With large paper props.
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With big cardboard boxes.
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And with little cardboard boxes.
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Of course The Three Bears
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The Great Big Enormous Potato
That was a lot of fun to do outside and while actually harvesting our potatoes.

And finally Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
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The children loved using the slippers to walk in a box then out of the box with new coloured slippers.  Each box had a label - red for strawberries, blue for blueberries, brown for mud and then a light blue for the water.