GROWING IN THE GARDEN
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Spring has sprung! In this class, students explore how to use props and their actor’s tools of body, voice, mind, and imagination to bring a story to life. Using creative movement, role play, visual arts, and simple sensory props students actively explore concepts including the life cycle of a plant, what helps plants grow, and animals in the garden through classic stories such as Planting a Rainbow, From Seed to Plant, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
RECYCLE, REUSE, RE-INVENT!
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Avoid pollution, be the solution! This class uses Next Generation Science Standards and stories such as The Lorax and The Berenstain Bears Go Green to help students learn how recycling benefits the environment. Students use their actor’s tools of body, voice, mind, and imagination to bring these stories to life, explore the role they can play in recycling, and discover how reusing recycled materials to create something new can be fun! This class culminates with students creating an original story about recycling and sharing it with family and friends over Zoom on the final day.
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
In this class, students work with key components of creative drama and movement including storytelling, role playing, tableaux, and character building in order to learn about what it means to be a good citizen in their community. Each week, students explore different community helpers and problems in their community, using fun dramatic play and improvisation activities to discover how they can work together to try and solve those issues. The class culminates with students creating their own story based on an imagined problem in their community and sharing it through a Zoom performance for family and friends.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
In this playwriting class, students use improv and acting games as a springboard to building narrative writing skills and exploring how to awaken their imaginations and distill details from their minds into action and onto the paper. Students also learn how to give constructive feedback, craft stories with strong structure and conflicts, and work as collaborators with their fellow classmates. Through a focus on narrative writing, students use journaling and fun drama activities to work towards a culminating piece that they share through a virtual “story circle” for family and friends on the final class day.