All the world’s a stage in the Oak Room! If you read last week’s bulletin you saw our drum circle with Mamadou Traore. Mamadou is teaching me to play the djembe. He kindly brought in enough instruments for almost every child in Oak and Eucalyptus. As a side note, he was very impressed with how many countries in Africa the children were able to name.
McKenna Lincoln, class of ’15, returned to the Oak Room to share her love of art with the children. McKenna stayed with us all morning to demonstrate some simple drawing techniques. We hope she will offer another lesson in May.
Teni, Alan, and Maveric have been hiding away in the atrium practicing a presentation they’ve prepared about animals. The big reveal will be on Monday.
Nico and Taylor are also going to make a brief presentation to us about 10 animals. Why these 10? Because they like them!
Last Friday’s “Freaky Friday” animal was the Red-eyed Tree frog. Some of the 6th graders felt it wasn’t “freaky” enough. Their criticism has resulted in an assignment. They are tasked with finding their own “Freaky Friday” animal as part of this week’s homework. They have to write a five paragraph essay describing their freaky animal, and one animal will be presented each Friday for the next 6 weeks.
Last, but not least, we are performing a play about the American Revolution. A comedy no less!
You are invited to a one-night only performance of… The Entire American Revolution (in 40 minutes or less!) by the Oak Room Players.
Location: Woodland Opera House
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: Doors open at 5:30. The play begins at 6:00
Cost: $5.00 (free for children under 5)