Today students attended “The Night Before Christmas” the play at the Union Colony Civic Center. Â The Stampede Theater Troupe is always auditioning for upcoming shows. Â Two of the main actors in the play we saw today were only 12 years old. Perhaps your 4th grader should audition in the future.
Students are currently working on a reading project comparing versions of The Night Before Christmas. Â Hundreds of books have been published featuring Clement C. Moore‘s poem, “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…”, while the illustrations differ. Â Our students are doing an in-depth study comparing several (up to 14) different versions ofÂ The Night Before Christmas books. Â Students locate the copyright date, publisher, cost of book, dedication and more. Â Then after reading through the story, students stop to analyze specific ways the illustrations change from one version to another. Â It has been a really fun learning project!
To keep with our theme, students have decorated the classroom door (for the door decorating contest). Â Our theme is “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, every creature was reading, even the mouse.” Â Our 4th graders are brilliant and creative. Â Stop by and check out our classroom door.