The Chestnut Oak classes of All-Stars, Giraffes, Monkeys, and Zebras had a viewing party of their fantastic performance in “Giving Thanks All Year Long.” Each class watch the entire show so they were able to see their friends perform. They realized how they felt, look, and how they sounded to the audience. All the students were very excited when they saw themselves on the screen and helped me name each of their classmates. It was very tempting for several students to sing along, rather than listen, and they all worked hard to listen. My favorite part was when they clapped for themselves and for the other classes after listening to each song.
Through the viewing party, the students learned to be good audience members of staying in their chairs, keeping their eyes on the screen/performance, and listening with their ears. They worked on keeping their mouths quiet and really listening with their whole bodies. While watching, so many of them had a smile on their face, showing how proud they are of themselves and of their friends.
Some self realizations include:
“I was nervous.”
“I sound good.”
“We sang loud!”
“I was on stage!”
“I look happy.”
“Mom and dad watched our show.”
The students also said nice things about each other,
“The Zebras sing good.”
“They played the bells good.”
“They are so cute!”
Here’s to the next generation of performers and critics!