Sadly, many students had to miss our puppet show due to the winter storm that blew in yesterday. It was a great show put on by Dave and Janice, from the Edmonton Public Library. The children experienced different types of puppetry and we noticed an immediate change in how they use the puppets in the classroom. During the puppet show:
- The students helped act out the story of the giant turnip - where the farmer, the wife, the daughter, the dog, the cat, and the mouse all had to pull together to get the turnip out of the ground!
- Next we watched the story of 'The Tortoise and The Hare", which Dave told with both puppets and shadow puppets. The children really enjoyed this story as the hare was quite silly.
- We then heard the story "Meow Said the Cow", by Emma Dodd. This story has been borrowed from the library and will be available to read with your child in the classroom next week.
- Lastly, we sang the song "The Wheels on the Tractor" (sung to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus"). Dave also used shadow puppets for this song.