Our Puppet Troupes

have been collaborating all week on the creation of their puppet shows. We started with a question: What do we know about puppet shows? Some of our thoughts were:

‘They have sticks on them” 

“You use your hands for puppets”

“Puppet shows have kracters (characters)”

“They have curtains”

To create our shows we needed to understand the basics of storytelling. We discussed how a story has a beginning (who the characters are and what they do everyday), a middle (the events and often problems), and an end (that solves the problem and wraps it up).

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Then our troupes created their storyboards ~ there were only a few goals to meet:

1) all of the team’s animals needed to be included in the story

2) everyone needed to feel included in the story’s creation or design

3) puppet shows will only be 5 minutes each

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Here’s one troupe drawing and writing their storyboard ~ their animals are the cardinal, hummingbird, bobcat, and black bear

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After story boards came background & settings…. and puppet creations!
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Abigail making a fox (she was also naming the 3-d shapes she was creating.
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Fletcher’s gray wolf
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practicing with a hummingbird…
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dragonfly nymph & adult
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A Shadow Puppetry video to share with your Alphas. This may be great inspiration to develop voices and movement for our own shows next week. It’s the Little Red riding Hood story – so there is a big, bad wolf, a hunter, and an axe involved.

Practicing our skills

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Often after finishing a skill activity we find a partner to evaluate and compare our work. Coppie & Jack are checking one another’s sound/letter match sorts
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Expanding numbers into the hundreds – building, drawing, and writing them

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greater/lesser game
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creating more word problems with stamps
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counting links for Star Track

 

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constructing animal farms

Playground smiles

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Abigail & Bodhi
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Sani & Ava
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Liam & Evan

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Mara

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Hope & Sally

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Pavla & Marley

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Gabriella, Ellie & Jack

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Fletcher, Estee & Eli

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Coppelia & Hope

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Making fairy boats

Filed October 10th, 2014.