Thursday, November 3, 2011

Shadow Puppet Plays Starring Middle Schoolers!

The seventh graders did an extraordinary job performing shadow puppet shows that they designed based on folklore from around the world inspired from our collection and from the "1001 Stories" site at the Oxford Story Museum.  Teamwork, narration, puppet design and higher level synthesizing skills merged and manifested in delightful performances for each other, and several of the more exceptional ones had encores as a special Halloween treat for the kindergarten.  Some of the puppets had moving parts, and some of the shows incorporated music!  We were inspired by the Indonesian shadow puppets on loan to us from one of our Stone families (thank you!). What a wonderful chance to experience "story" as a gift to one another, both as part of the global oral tradition and within our own wonderful school.  Great job, seventh grade!

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