Literacy Club Blue's musical production of "A Book Is a Magic Carpet," directed by Mrs. Pierce & Music teacher, Mrs. Lewis, was performed on June 1, 2012 in the St. Thomas Gym. Sixty K-2 students worked on the show, and the backrop was painted by Mrs. Fetterman, our Art teacher. They were even requested to do an encore of their grand finale song , "Read Me a Story" by Mr. Jim Ehmke, who taped the students for WIVT-Channel 34 TV. The kids learned that a book CAN be like a magic carpet, and take them anywhere they would like to go!
LITERACY CLUB GOLD (above)performed FOUR FABULOUS FAIRYTALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD on February 17, 2012.
Students in grades 3-5 acted in Kumba & Kambili from Africa, The Wolf & the Seven Kids by the Brothers Grimm from Germany, Baba Yaga from Russia, and The Tinderbox by Hans Christian Anderson from Denmark. Literacy Club members wore "Wild About Reading" t-shirts, and entertained several classes and a room full of parents and friends with their stories.
Here are some photos from last year's performances:
LITERACY CLUB GOLD (GRADES 3-5) 2010!
MacArthur Literacy Club Gold (grades 3-5) presented four plays at MacArthur: Orpheus-& Eurydice-a Greek myth; St. George & the Dragon-a Legend, Little Red-a Fairy Tale, and Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!-Voices From a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz (performed with special permission from the author.) Students worked on the production under the direction of Mrs. Pierce, Librarian, for 4 months, and sets, masks, and props were created by Art Club members and art teacher, Mrs. Fetterman.
Here are some features from former year's clubs:
Literacy Club Blue Performs!
Literacy Club Blue, grades K-2, performed two fairy tale plays and knock-knock jokes in the MacArthur Library on Monday, May 18 at noon & 3:00 PM, and Friday, May 22, at 1:45 PM in Room 122. Fifty talented youngsters told knock-knock jokes and acted out two fairy tale adaptations of The Little Red Hen and Little Red Riding Hood. Accordingly, they wore terrific red t-shirts, donated by Hacker Shirts. Mrs. Pierce states that she couldn't have managed without the able assistance of Mrs. Rusin and her intrepid parent volunteers: Mrs. Weir, Mrs. Farrelly, Mrs. Montgomery, Mrs. Sheffield, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Putrino, Mrs. Terry, Mrs. Foody, Mrs. Carns, and Mrs. Fashauer. Special thanks also go out to Kelly Smith, faithful helper extraordinaire!
LIteracy Club Blue presented Poems, Plays, Knock Knock Jokes & Stories on June 13, 2011!
Literacy Club Gold performed an Erie Canal Reader's Theater piece: "I've Got a Mule, Her Name is Sal-200 Years on the Erie Canal" on Monday, January 26, 2009 in the Library. After reciting the choral poem, The Night Wind, by Eugene Field, the club members acted out Governor Dewitt Clinton, the visionary who conceived the Erie Canal, the talented engineers who designed the lock system, and the immigrant diggers who toiled on it. We learned a lot! Terrific shirts with mule design by Mrs. Fetterman were worn by the students. Performers also received mementos from the NYS Barge Canal, as it is now called, to remember this amazing period in NY history.