Last Thursday I had the opportunity to visit Elias’ classroom and help out. It was a lot of fun to see him in action at school and I learned a lot about him and his day.
Elias’ class is studying animals and is currently in a savanna animal unit. The day I went, each kid made a puppet. Then his teacher set up a screen and they did puppet shows. Elias thought it was so much fun and actually got upset when it was time to stop. I told him we could make more puppets and a puppet screen at home.
It was pretty easy. We printed off some animals that Elias and Simon chose, and a rigged up a spare cardboard box. Then the puppet shows began. We took turns who was the audience and who manned the puppets. Here you can see Elias with the elephant and goat and Simon (who did not understand why he should hide himself) with the kangaroo.
Unfortunately, the boys lost interest after that first night. But it was a lot of fun while it lasted!