Seventh grade drama students made puppets for a children's TV episode. Performing arts teachers Lara Korneychuk and Jean Moroney provided assembled puppet packets to students for their first day of on-campus instruction. They cut the felt to the pattern and then attached the two sides of the puppet with their choice: hot glue, tacky glue, Elmer’s glue, needle/thread, staples, etc.
The class discussed important lessons, both explicit and implicit, that they learned from children's TV/books, topics the students think are important to address with young children today, and watched clips of Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, and recent children's shows. Students then voted on four primary topics and were assigned to small groups to write scripts and film episodes related to those topics. They filmed the episodes both on campus and on Zoom. Each drama class section created their own full "episode" that covers four different lessons.
Performing arts teacher Lara Korneychuk says, "I'm really proud of their work, especially because of the morals they chose as being important and the way they chose to teach those lessons with a younger audience in mind."
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.