St. Paschal Baylon students learn more about classic literature wtih Great Lakes Theater
|Saint Paschal Baylon fourth grade students (starting at the back left): Aaron Conrad, Andrew Majernik, Rachael Ina, Juliana Scaffidi, Chinedu Obi, Ayrin Hajrullahi, and Great Lakes actor - teacher Katelyn Cornelius, preparing for Pandora's Box.|
This is the second year students from St. Paschal Baylon, from kindergarten through eight grade, were able to participate in this program.
Actor-teachers and students participated in lessons that improvised, discussed and performed scenes from iconic pieces of literature.
According to a news release from the school, "This small-group instruction benefits the children’s education and development in five general areas: physical development/kinesthetic skills, artistic development/drama and theater skills, mental development/thinking skills, personal development/intra-personal skills and social development/interpersonal skills. In addition, students increase self-confidence and improve public speaking skills."
The Great Lakes Theater Company Residency Program has been engaging students with hands-on activities to further learning for over 30 years.
|Kindergarteners from Saint Paschal Baylon (left to right): Angela Basic, Great Lakes actor-teacher Tim Keo , Luke Carlton, and Andrew Metz, visualizing a scene from The Snowy Day.|
All information, photos and captions are from St. Paschal Baylon Catholic School.