“Dressed in our newest clothes we’re on our way. We’ll see the Emperor on this special day…” The third grade plays were wonderful! Now, I wonder how long it will take to get all the the constant refrain of all these songs out of my head. Last week, the third grade classes performed various Chinese folktales for friends and family. We all enjoyed the finished product, but not many people know how much effort goes into those final performances.
First we need to reserve the stage to practice. Since we have 6 classes, this is not an easy task. To give each class a daily practice time, some of the teachers move their math block to accommodate others. Every day one class will miss recess and use that time to practice. The practice area is a common area, so our budding thespians must contend with people switching classes, walking through the rehearsal on their way to lunch or specials.