Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Compassionate Fifth Graders

Proud to be wearing their "compassion zapper bracelets" for the POW and WOW!

What do compassion zapper bracelets and a Woodrow Wilson doll have in common?  They are both “products” being advertised as part of a POW and WOW skit Ms. Young’s class is preparing for this Friday’s assembly!

Fifth graders had a class vote to determine what their presentation would entail – they decided on a live game show with video commercials played in between segments. Students brainstormed various aspects of this week’s word – compassion – and the proverb from Woodrow Wilson: “If you think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself.”

Students work together to put the finishing touches on the game show presentation!

Students worked together in groups to plan, write, rehearse and perform skits – complete with props, proper settings, and dialogue.  While the process is fun and collaborative, students also enjoy getting to share with the school why they think compassion is important. 

"When Zach shows compassion in our skit, other students will see that it is important, and that they should help others when they need help also,” said Oliver, a student in Ms. Young’s class working on a skit about a “Flash” insurance agent who comes to help him and his friend when their table breaks.

Come see the final performance – and maybe even win a hand made prize during the game show – at this Friday’s assembly from 8:05 – 8:55 at BCS.

Students creating game show prizes!

Filming a compassion skit

Practicing lines before filming begins!

Recording a compassion commercial on the playground!