Sunday, October 28, 2012

Andrew's African Play





Each year at Andrew's school, they do a performance that is part of a multidisciplinary unit of study.  This year they are studying Africa.  They learned African dancing, African drumming, studied African Art, and the literature of several African writers.  Our school had a guest writer, Tololwa Mollel from Tanzania  share stories he heard as a child.  These were adapted for the stage.  They have studied African geography, African animals, and the water shortages in Africa.  I love how connected the learning at our school is for our children.  

Friday night was the culmination of an entire trimester of integrated study.  The play that Andrew's class performed was called "Grow, Grow, Grow!"  Andrew had the only male speaking role in his class this year.  He did a great job!  He played a selfish, spoiled, brat,  the son of a rich woman.  Andrew loves to perform on stage. 

Chad has videotaped the play, and we will try to figure out how to capture some shots and how to share it here later. 

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