Day Five - Monday, December 9
- read When the Sky is Like Lace by Elinor Lander Horwitz, review terms for phases of the moon
- look at moon phase models and our moon phase prop for the play
- make phases of the moon with Oreo cookies (four cookies per child)
- small group breakout sessions - paint background color on masks
Day Six - Tuesday, December 10
- work with Ms. Anna to build papier-mâché volcano model
- "Number Rhyme" game by Joan Marcus (with the numbers 11, 10) from The Waldorf Book of Poetry, p.291
- play improv game "Group Stop"
- walkthrough of "The Time of Deep Darkness" and "Spears of Lightning" and begin to make decisions on blocking
- make final prop and set decisions
- small group breakout sessions - embellish masks with additional details as needed, organize animal batiks, plan plant art pieces
- for Ku, god of forests
for Lono, god of growing things
Day Seven - Thursday, December 12
- work with Ms. Anna to finish volcano, paint plant art pieces
- small group breakout sessions - final planning and painting of small projects; measuring and testing quantities of baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and clear dish detergent for the best possible eruption
- play improv game "Columns"
We took two identical vessels and placed one inside the papier-mâché volcano model. The other we kept out so that we could try different combinations of baking soda / vinegar and figure out the very best recipe, without destroying our volcano model from overuse. Perfect!
Day Eight - Friday, December 13
- assemble rolling clothing racks, hang fabric, paint sets
- Set 1 - Volcano
Set 2 - Forest
Set 3 - Rushing River
Set 4 - Seacoast Cliff
Set 5 - Mountains / Cave
Set 6 - Chief Hut
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