Successful Tale for Language Concepts Program, thanks to CEF Grant
Students from Mr. Botsford’s Language Concepts summer program became actors in a play of their creation. Their performance of “The Six Little Pigs and One Very Bad Wolf” was held in the Chatham Middle School auditorium on August 10 before an applauding audience. With their pig and wolf hats on, the students gave a performance they should be very proud of.
Several weeks before their performance, the Language Concepts students began by rewriting the classic tale “The Three Little Pigs”. The students then worked creatively to deciding what their pig’s homes should be made of and how they should be designed.
Throughout the summer, the students focused on fairy tales and folklore, including the tales “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, “The Turnip”, and “The Four Friends”.
A Chatham Education Foundation Grant played a big part in assisting the Language Concepts theme by funding a field trip to the Mac-Hayden Theatre, where the students saw “Pinocchio.” The children had a fantastic time watching the play and getting to meet the actors. The Chatham Education Foundation is part of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.