Hilliard third grade students were able to attend a Darby High School Theatre performance to experience literature on stage. E.B. White’s beloved classic Charlotte’s Web is a mentor text for third graders. As an educator and a director, I am always looking for ways to bridge the two. What better way than with Charlotte’s Web. The third grade students watched as Charlotte, Wilbur, Fern, and Templeton came to life before their eyes.
Mrs. Hernon, a 3rd grade teacher at Brown Elementary said, “I want to be sure you know just how thankful we are for your invitation to watch your fabulous theater kids in action! Many of the students here at Brown have never seen a play before. The opportunity to expose them to such a great performance is priceless! My students were so engaged and loved every minute of the play! We finished reading the book together before the performance and they were fascinated by the costumes, props, acting, etc.” Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow means giving them the opportunity to experience new things to find new interests.