One teacher at Southeast Elementary has come up with a new way to roll her students into the end of the school year.
“Well, they’re getting to be entertained today because the year is slowly coming to an end, and they’re getting antsy along with me getting antsy. I thought, lets try something different.” -Angela Reed, Southeast Elementary teacher
Inspired by the movie The Greatest Showman, Reed came up with dances and circus acts for her first graders to perform.
“They can do flips, they can do rolls and all that stuff. It’s really cool.” -Peyton Reynolds, first grade at Southeast Elementary
“I think my favorite part of the show has been working with the kids and actually dancing with them and choreographing the songs and drawing the elephants and letting them color the elephants. So, basically just participating with the kids and not just standing by.” -Reed
The students not only acted as the elephants and the tiger in a circus act, but they also got to research these two animals and read some facts about them to other classes who came to watch their show.
“I think this is very beneficial because you can do that sitting at your desk in straight rows, but why not get up on your feet, learn a dance, watch a video, do some research from a book and then write about it and perform it. Basically, I’m doing the same thing—just in a different way.” -Reed