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In connection with ongoing inquiry work in the homeroom about expression and communication through stories, grade two students had a visit from the shadow puppet group Anino. Don and Sig spent two session with each grade 2 class and showed the children how to create and manipulate shadow puppets. The children then used the puppets to create stories which they performed in class.
Now they understand how shadow puppetery works they have a lot of ideas about ways they can use this skill in the furture. Not only to tell stories, but to tell audiences about any subject. Perhaps you could make a shadow puppet show of your own at home. Your 2nd grader can show you how – all you need is some carboard, some scissors and a light.