Friday, December 9, 2016

Story Dance!

Story Dance is an after school program sponsored by the library for grades 4 and up.   The goal of our Story Dance program is to use our bodies and imaginations to interpret our favorite classic stories in dance form.  This season, our focus was a production of Dr. Seuss' first book, And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, in which an imaginative boy recounts his walk home from school and all the unbelievable things he saw. We re-interpreted the story to be a Stone student who watches a parade of madcap characters, each reflecting our own personalities or our community.  We practiced, practiced, practiced...was so exciting to see this famous picture book be brought to life...starring US!

We will be performing for the student community on Friday, December 23 at 9 and 10 a.m., along with our friends the Young Actors Club. We will be taped for parental viewing.  There will be a dress rehearsal during our regular rehearsal time on December 20th, so any member with costumes to bring should be sure to do so on that day.

Here is a video of one of our sorry, a few key players were absent that day, but it will give a small taste of the super swag with which Story Dancers perform!  Beautiful work, children!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Happy Holidays from the Library!

The library is delighted to support our school-wide Second Step Character Education curriculum.  This month's theme, perfect for the holidays, is empathy.  While all great children's literature helps to develop our ability to see the world from someone else's perspective, please stop by for picks especially selected to "put yourself in someone else's shoes!"

At Stone Scholastic Academy, we celebrate each other all year 'round!  
Happy winter and happy holidays!