BY Kara Yuen and Sharon Hughes
Orleans Elementary School
Goals, objectives, and activities
It is our vision to instill a love of theater in our students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 and to enhance their literacy, speaking, listening, and performance skills while complementing the current school curriculum-based performance projects. Students will demonstrate these skills through two short performances each year, one in the winter and one in the spring. These performances could include small skits, dramatic readings or poetry in character, folktales, and selections from musicals or plays.
How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)
Under the guidance of our school principal, Diane Carreiro, we will evaluate the O.E.S. Drama Club’s success based on feedback from the student club members, their parents, and the community.
Benefit to the students and the school
Students involved in the O.E.S. Drama Club will gain valuable college and career readiness skills through rehearsals and performances. Students will also gain confidence in their abilities to work collaboratively with their peers and presenting themselves to an audience. The performances will be curriculum-based and aligned to the Common Core State Standards, which benefits and promotes school-wide learning.
Budget (Please detail how funding will be used. Itemize as appropriate.)
We will use funding to cover the cost of scripts, costumes, sets, props, materials, and possibly a guest speaker or local theater field trip.
Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable.)
We plan to begin rehearsals in late-October to prepare for a winter performance in late-January and then resume rehearsals in mid-February for a spring performance in early-June.