Friday, March 27, 2015
"The Tale of Samuel Whiskers"
My kiddos did a good job last Friday at our Fine Arts Competition. I was really proud of them. We did a Reader's Theater adaptation of "The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, or, The Roly-Poly Pudding" by Beatrix Potter. The boy in the back played Samuel Whiskers, and he was especially good playing the part of a stuffy old rat - and the other boy did a good job playing a scared little kitten all tied up in knots. The girls did well too. We took second place - and the other junior high speech group from our school took first! It's not too bad to take second to another group from your school.
For several of these students, this was their first opportunity to participate in a speech project. I saw once again how good it is for young people to learn to develop confidence from being on a stage.
We had a long but good day. Overall our school did well.