Shadows Rock 2014!

Target 1 – Student-Centered Learning. FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.

Action Step – Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.

Indicator of Success – Students and staff will apply existing knowledge to create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

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GEMS Grade 3-4 students recently experimented with shadow puppetry – a groundbreaking puppetry form. The performance explored student’s knowledge of Vermont history in 4th Grade and Life Cycles in 3rd Grade.

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Through the use of handheld lights and student-created shadow puppets, the performers presented stories with music and lights.

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Sharing their understanding of storyboards through the use of pictures and without using words, children moved images, displayed lights, and performed a fun-filled, educational blend of lights and cut-outs to entertain their peers (other first-fourth grade students).

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Puppetry artist and Georgia Alumni, Sarah Frechette, along with Jason Thibodeaux worked with students to creatively design and plan their performances. You can view their website at http://www.puppetkabob.com.

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“The creativity of these 8-10 year olds is truly remarkable!” – Sarah Frechette


View the show at http://lcatv.org/program/gems-shadow-puppets

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