Today, Ender’s 1st Grade class performed a play for the school and parents. I can’t stress enough my admiration for a pair of teachers who could take nearly twenty 6 year old children and pull off a play so wonderfully rehearsed and extremely well-executed. Everyone knew their parts, everyone knew when it was their turn to speak, everyone managed to move around the stage precisely and accurately when it was their turn. The whole thing was incredibly impressive, and I thank the grade 1 teachers at ISH for orchestrating such a fabulous show for us all and for giving these kids the opportunity to get up on stage and speak and perform, incredibly important life skills that are all too often overlooked in education.
The play was based on what the children had been studying in class – dinosaurs! A group of archeologists were out searching fruitlessly for fossils and had just about given up the hunt. They went to sleep and dreamed of the days of dinosaurs. A parade of different dinosaurs marched through their dreams, introducing us to several different types. Fossils, too, spoke of past days of glory while the dinosaurs roared their superiority. At the dawn’s light, the dinosaurs returned to bones, and the excited archeologists were rewarded at last with the discovery they had been waiting for.
After it was all over, those that participated in the Science Fair yesterday received their awards. The children loved being recognized for all of their hard work.
Enjoy the pictures of this superb theatrical achievement by grade 1 at ISH.
The look on Ender’s face as he approaches the microphone is a story within a story.