You may have notice my shortage of posts over the past couple weeks (good thing I know Jee Young will always hold up the fort^^). Believe me though, it is not from a lack of things to share. As teachers, we all understand what a crazy/busy time the last month of school is. So— why. WHY? Did I think it was a good time to put on a musical? I have been asking myself this question for the past two months.
You may remember Jee Young’s post’s about this particular company: Bad Wolf Press, that I discovered last year. Since then, our school has put on The Turkeys Go On Strike, Character Matters, Geology Rocks, The Pirates of Grammar Island, and just today: The Garden Show! (All of which can be found on the linked site.)
Today is a national holiday in Korea (being an international school we didn’t have the day off), and because of that we had the largest turnout of parents come to our students’ performance yet. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing so many parents come out to support their children. They were very impressed, as they should be, since the second graders did and AMAZING job!
We learn about plants during spring time in second grade, so this musical fit with our benchmarks and standards perfectly!
Learning through songs is just one of the many ways we learn. What is your favorite way to teach?