As an extension of our learning about the story, we used our PYP key concept Perspective to think from the points of view of the pigs and wolf after reading The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! We thought of ideas and questions from these two perspectives.
We also discussed whether the wolf and pigs are principled - one of our PYP Learner Profile traits.
Our favourite ongoing Three Little Pigs projects were our set-designs and drama retells. Here we are constructing the little pigs' houses and acting out the story on our outdoor stage. We have been developing dramatic techniques like voice projection and using our bodies and faces to show feelings and emotions.
For the last few weeks we have been exploring the story Little Red Riding Hood in different ways. This week, we finished some storytelling projects related to this inquiry.
Gracie, Eddie, Kotoha and Jumi shared a dramatic performance of an original story called 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Monstrous Nightmare':
Carlotta shared her artistic fold-out story, sequencing her favourite version of the story:
Jay and Kotaru shared their book of an original story called 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Tornado':
Rui shared his book of an original story called 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Scary Monsters That Can Turn to Anything':
In our Library session, Mrs. Grant read us a story - or did she? This story wasn't read with any words, we could only see the pictures!
In our main classroom, Ms. Alison asked us: "Can you tell a story?" We could use any of the materials in our classroom to help us!
In our Art class, Ms. Caz asked us the same question: "Can you tell a story?" - this time using visual art materials. Three stories were started in small groups. Two of them have continued in our classroom this week, including a story told with play dough about ninjas and zombies and a story told with drawings and words in book format about nightmares.
In the coming weeks, we will continue with our stories in progress and explored how stories can be told in different ways.
Their show was followed by a question and answer session:
Jay: Why did you have no sound?
C & E: We wanted to be sure that you were relaxing. It was a relaxing show.
Kotaru: Was the show kind of like Shadow Bear?
C & E: Yes because we wanted it to be like the Bear Shadow storybook.
This inspired two other groups of children to make their own shows! Kotaru and Jay made puppets and performed using light and shadow. Rui and Jumi used the light projector and other class toys and materials to perform a show using light.