K1 Thespians Take on Carle’s ‘Caterpillar’

The K1 class has made their dramatic debut last week with an original adaptation of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Having studied the text as a class, the students began by creating illustrations to represent the number patterns that drive the story. They studied the way the book’s illustrations use color and texture to bring the story to life. They then set to work creating vivid costumes using a variety of painting techniques to emulate the the style of the illustrations.

The premiere received wild acclaim from families and classmates in attendance. Audiences marveled at students’ mastery of “performance posture” and unique artistic interpretation. At the Friday morning assembly, the students were delighted to reprise their performance for the entire school.

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