Our adventures with International Book Day began on the 15th of April with a book reading and mask making session. The kids had never heard the story and there were bursts of laughter as they followed the tale of Max to the land of the wild things and back to his bedroom. The masks that the kids made were quite imaginative. We had provided them with the basic mask background and some cutouts and they went to town. All students were proud of their creations and were a little disappointed when we reminded them that they wouldn't get to take their masks home until after Semana Santa.
|Students hard at work and showing off their creations|
On Monday, April 25 our journey came to its end with a dramatization of Where The Wild Things Are during an assembly for the rest of the student body (rather, two dramatizations since we have two student groups during the school day). Chris played the part of Max like it had never been done before, steering his sailboat (made out of a shower curtain, bandanna and broomstick) to the land of the wild things where I led the students in a wild rumpus, dancing in circles around Chris until he sent us to bed without dinner.
|International Book Day - Monsters and Dancing Books|
All in all it was a wonderful book adventure and we're hoping to do some more dramatizations with students to get them excited about books.