Built a Stage in My Classroom!

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  1. hernandoreading

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    My principal let me build a stage in one end of my classroom. (I have a pretty big room.) DH helped me, & it took us a week to get it all done. I still have a few minor things to do, but it's student-ready. I can't wait to see the kids' faces!

    If you want to see pics of the stage as we built it, I put them on my web page at
    http://www.schoolnotes.com/34609/hernandoreading.html
     
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  3. jenglish97

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    How cool is that!! What a great idea. Great help you have too!!:)
     
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    That's awesome! Man, your reader's theater is going to rock!! Enjoy it!
     
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    That is toooooooo cool!!! I love the idea!!! THUMBS UP!!
     
  6. Eliza

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    That is great! Your kids are going to love it and your hubby scores major points for that one! :2up:
     
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    That is cool! I didn't realize that Florida had K-8 schools too. It was foreign to me when I moved to Chicago (I'm from Broward County, Fl) and I hate the PK-8 model. Those big 8th graders are a bad influcence on my babies.
     
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    WOW!
     
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    I love it! I can't believe how big your room must be. Do you have pictures of the rest of your room?
     
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    That's incredible! My students put on one production a year in fourth grade... last year, they came up with the "tribal song" that they performed with almost every instrument the music teacher possessed. Your stage will definitely come in handy. What are some ideas that have come to your mind so far for your stage?

    I know this sounds slightly funny, but I think I've seen you before... at some teacher orientation or other event... :) We're in the same county.
     
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    I'm planning to do a lot of Reader's theater with my students this year. I've got about 8 books of scripts to choose from, so I can find something to go with a lot of our other readings. I also plan to have my kids put on a lot of performances for the younger students. It should be loads of fun. I also sponsor the drama club, so the stage will get lots of use!
     
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    That is so wonderful. We can't even get a stage built in our performing arts room. Is your hubby available???
     
  13. Ms.Jasztal

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    Awesome. I didn't have to ask which school you were at because I saw CK8. :) What's neat is that the middle school students you have get to be role models. The K-8 concept works. :) My fourth graders have put on one or two short performances in the last two years for a kindergarten class.

    One Reader's Theatre book I have for advanced reading is Scholastic's Fluency Practice Read-Aloud Plays (grades 5-6, considering the reading level of my reading class), and I heard that Weekly Reader just released one, too. I also write most of the ones my class performs to go over science and social studies concepts. One s.s. one last year was the American Revolution, and one science one was about the Grand Canyon.

    Well, have fun! I'm sure the kids will really be into it. I have a large room, but not enough room for a stage (considering I've set up other things around the room). :)
     
  14. MisterG

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    Looks pretty shnazzy....BUT, I have a question.

    The principal let you build it, but would it pass inspection with fire codes? What I mean is...some fire departments (at least once a year) go through a building to check it out for potential fire hazards and I was thinking you might run into an issue with a tripping hazard or blocking (or something to that effect) a exit.

    Just bringing that up...not sure if that will be an issue or not.
     
  15. Ms.Jasztal

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    Our fire marshal is pretty stern...

    I do hope for you this gets past him and he accepts it.
     
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    I looked into that before we built it. It is the proper distance from the doors, the ceiling, etc. So, hopefully I've covered all my bases. We shall see.
     

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