ERIC Number: ED121523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
We're Off to See the Wizard. A Report from Mohawk Valley School, Summer School Mirgrant Program, Kindergarten Through Grade 7. A Pictorial Account.
Seriale, J. K.; And Others
Centered around a summer theatre theme, the summer migrant program provided each child with a situation in which he could escape his normal role and fulfill his latent capabilities through entry into some character of a play. Thereby, each "performer" realized his unique abilities and found in himself a new source of self-confidence and pride. Using "The Wizard of Oz" as a basis, the program aimed to increase the child's communication skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and self-expression. Students in grades 4-7 were involved in stagecraft and photography. In stagecraft, students built and painted ten flats, sketched and transferred the scenes to the flats, constructed props, wrote invitations, and made posters for publicity. The photography module exposed students to the world of photography, using cameras and darkroom processing equipment, and documented the activities of summer school. Primary children (K-3) were involved in Language Arts, Song, Dance, and Arts and Crafts. In Language Arts, students listened to reading, and wrote stories and plays. The music program dealt mostly with learning songs for the play. A unit on pantomime involved the children in role-playing situations. The Arts and Crafts unit gave the children an opportunity to experiment with different materials and media. Parents helped with the costumes. Overall the program accomplished its purposes. The students' comments are given throughout this report. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Public Instruction, Phoenix. Div. of Migrant Child Education.
Authoring Institution: Mohawk Valley Elementary School District 17, Roll, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I