Students performing "Phule Phule Dhole Dhole" by Rabindranath Tagore.
Last Friday, our Lower Elementary students gathered in the Enrichment Room for a production of the Indian folktale, "The People Who Hugged the Trees." Based on a 1730 event in a small Indian village, the story follows a young Amrita as she tries to save the village trees from woodcutters. Our first and second graders brought this tale of perseverance and community to life through acting, singing, and dancing. The interdisciplinary performance was truly a beautiful culmination of the students' year-long study of India, uniting the Arts with Indian history and culture. To cap off the performance, families were treated to a student-led academic showcase in their respected classrooms!
Students performing "Stick Dance".
Congratulations to all of our Lower Elementary students for their hard work and spirited performances! Many thanks to our music teacher, Mr. Tim Waters, for leading this tremendous effort and kudos to our Lower Elementary teachers for all of their support. Bravo! Check out more highlights below!