The Dramatic Arts are an important part of the curriculum for all grades at Ross Valley Charter. During our winter productions of “Scrooge” and “The Nutcracker,” TK/K/1 students had a blast while supporting their growth as collaborators, leaders, readers, artists, presenters, problem-solvers, and communicators. For plays in the TK/K/1 classrooms, each role is performed by multiple students like a Greek Chorus. This allows every child to have the part that they want, and to build the confidence to perform and participate. Students from older grades, parents, and younger siblings also provide stage tech support, as well as playing some surprise cameo roles.
Together, the players, their teachers and their parents deepened their connection as a community as they brought these original interpretations to life. The final performances ignited imaginations and created memories that will stay with all throughout the school year and beyond.