by Carolyn Garth, fifth grade
On May 1, we had three fabulous visitors in the lower school.
Steve Kidd came for his first of six workshops with the fifth grade as they work on the fifth grade production, which will take place on June 6. He worked on acting skills, directing skills, and improvisation.
Sal Monteiro, from the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, joined fifth graders as part of the six-week training they are doing together. Using cooperative activities, writing and discussion, they are exploring the six principles of Kingian nonviolence.
Rick Benjamin, our state poet laureate, worked with kindergarteners through fifth graders to learn and write poems. He wrote group poems with kindergarten, first, second and third Grade. He challenged fourth and fifth grade to write their own poems.
A highlight for Rick was when a kindergartener memorized and recited one of the poems he shared.
All three guests were dynamic and exciting visitors who had a lot to offer our students.