Every other year, two teachers at my school put on a little circus performance with their students who are five- and six-year-olds. We always look forward to it and our students thoroughly enjoy it.
There are the growling bears on tricycles and the talented pony riders (on stick horses),
the beautiful acrobats...
And the strong men….
Check out those muscles!
And the trained dogs…who can bark the answers to math problems.
Unfortunately, one was “injured” and had to leave with the vet.
The ferocious lions were a hit.
And what is a circus without clowns?
Here they were cleaning up after the ponies.
And here setting up for the strong men and dropping the barbells on their toes.
And here with their cars at the car wash.
Cute, cute, cute!
And valuable lessons for the children: following directions, memory practice for their routines, cooperative behavior, language development, as well as the other academic lessons that these teachers work into this unit, such as writing and art activities.
My hat is off to this year’s group!