Geography Bee & Reader’s Theater

This week, students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade competed to qualify for our school’s geography bee.  Each class identified their top 2 qualifiers and on Tuesday these students competed for the final 10 spots.  Students answered tough questions about geographical regions in the United States and across the world.  Congratulations to our finalists pictured below!  These students will participate in the final competition in January.

Pictured:  Nicole  (4th), Devon (5th), Paul (4th), Bobby (5th), Greg (4th), Ryan (5th), Nick (6th), Jessica (6th), and Christian (6th).  Not Pictured:  Sagar (5th), Zoe (4th)

 

 

 

 

Also, this week, our 2nd graders presented their Reader’s Theater. They told several stories such as, “Brementown Rappers”,  “The Cheetah and the Sloth”,  “Goldilocks and the 3 Bull Frogs”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Emperor’s New Hair”, “Rafunzel”, and “Spinderella.”

Reader’s Theater is “theatre of the imagination”. It involves children in understanding their world, reading aloud, performing with a purpose, and bringing enjoyment to both themselves and their audience. Reader’s Theater provides children with the opportunity to improve their reading fluency and expression.  

The children spent time preparing and practicing for their performances.  As they prepared, the students discussed different story plots, characters, setting, and the importance of a well developed beginning, middle and end. 

We certainly have some budding actors and actresses in our midst! -cg

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