As you walk down the hall of this school, Jack and the Beanstalk greets you with a big grin. Look at the door next to Jack. You can see the scale of the mural. Story book characters decorate the walls in the halls of this school. I will post one every day so you can enjoy the art too. What a cheery sight as you’re walking down the hall!
Except for today’s weather (rain, lightning, flooding and tornados), it was a delightful second day at the local school where I am performing a story theater residency. The day began in a preschool classroom where I shared Louisiana stories, songs, and scarf activities to Cajun and Zydeo Music. The highlight of my day occured here. The preschool teacher said that a little girl who had NEVER participated in any group activities since the beginning of the year, participated in my activity. She said it was an incredible breakthrough. I was so touched and humbled by the power of the arts in education!
A fifth grader told me, “Ms. Dianne, you’re the best teacher I ever had!” Working with children puts such a smile on my face. Below, you will see 4th graders portraying a bus careening down a mountainside. They did such a marvelous job acting out their roles.
The teachers and the staff at this school have been phenomenal. They are so cooperative and helpful. They truly made me feel like part of the faculty, a member of their “family.” Plus, the students are a treasure. Below, fourth graders are portraying a woman walking her dog in Central Park, New York.
I look forward to another day of the joy of sharing stories! Vivre Louisiana!