The Navigators read the book and went to the play, Ada's Violin, The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. In true Seabury style, the Navigators enjoyed the story from a variety of angles:
Angle 1: We read the book.
Angle 2: We went to the brand new Federal Way Arts & Events Center to see the play.
|Practicing theater etiquette|
|The set: a landfill|
|The Navigators with Mount Rainier in the background|
Angle 3: We learned about the real orchestra.
Click here to watch a video of the real people of the story.
Angle 4: Book Study
We wrote the beginning, middle and end parts of the story.
Angle 5: Math: Practicing the "Draw a Picture" strategy for solving word problems
|Estimation: How many people do you estimate the theater holds? Answers were from 50 to 2000. |
Correct answer was 716.
|How many people from Seabury School went to see the play, Ada's Violin?|
___ people in the bus + ___ in car 1 + ___ in car 2 + ___ in car 3 = ____ people from Seabury School
Angle 6: World Geography
|We marked Paraguay on our classroom map|
Angle 7: MakerSpace/Art Class with Miss Angela/Performing Arts with Miss Suzanne
|We made our own instruments, wrote our own songs, and formed our own band.|
|Click here for a video of the song "Princess Starfall."|
Angle 8: Music Appreciation
We continue to learn about instruments and enjoy classical music in our classroom.
|"Thank you for the awesome play."|
|"My favorite part was when you put the instruments together."|
|"I was inspired to play the violin."|
A future violinist?!