GRADE 3. STORYTELLING IN MASK.
The one period session was designed to
stimulate imaginations and
capture the magic of storytelling.
I talked a little about my own masks and
the guidelines for mask use. We built a
story together by first having the students ask me to do a number of
activities, without words, while I was in mask. For example pick a flower,
hockey, dig a hole, write a letter.
Afterwards, using those activities as a starting point, each student
gave me a
sentence that built the story. It's very exciting as it's a quick, spontaneous
sometimes outrageous exercise!
I also told 3 or 4 stories in mask.
One teacher commented afterwards that she was amazed that I was able
their attention. A few students were known to have very short concentration
spans, but were captivated by the notion of masks and stories.
Students were eager to try a mask for themselves and readily performed
rest of us!