...a student puppet show that incorporates skills from a multitude of subject areas.
The Greenvale students read the story, wrote their own dialogue, made puppets out of paper bags, and built a set to perform their play.
The project combined lessons in social studies, science, math, art and ELA. For the technology component, the class utilized "screencastify", a tool that allows you to videotape a presentation on a Chromebook, and then review the recording.
Gamils watched the performance like a proud parent. "The comradery that was built, the teamwork and cooperation, social skills that developed are incredible. STEAM activities provide my students with an opportunity to work collaboratively and think creatively, while having fun in the process."
The Jumping Mouse teaches many themes including kindness and holding onto your dreams.
Fourth grade student Tatiana Alexander learned that lesson. "We have to keep hope alive and in us," she said.
At the end of the story, Jumping Mouse is rewarded for his courage and compassion when he turns into an Eagle.
After the puppet show, these fourth-grade "Eagles" understood what it means to soar.