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Our Marionettes Are FINALLY Finished!

Posted by on June 15, 2016

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.

~Clay P. Bedford

We have a GLOBAL village now that our marionettes are finished! It's been an AMAZING learning journey!

We have a GLOBAL village now that our marionettes are finished! It’s been an AMAZING learning journey!

Hi Readers! It’s been a WHILE since we’ve posted ANYTHING about our marionettes! So, THIS blog post is to capture what’s been happening since our LAST marionette post! Once we were FINISHED papier mache-ing our marionette structures, we took them home. Once we GOT them there, we had to think about their traditional clothing and their traditional names! We had to research and find LOTS of pictures to help us decide how we would make the traditional clothing for our marionettes. Our families helped us dress them and we had TONS of fun working with our parents and some of our brothers or sisters. Some people took old shirts or doll clothes and cut them up to make their clothing. Other people used scrap material, leather, felt and burlap! SOME people went shopping at Value Village and found some amazing fabric or articles of clothing to help them get the traditional look they were SEARCHING for! There were LOADS of small details that made a BIG difference, like: henna, face paint, false eye lashes, earrings, hats, moustaches, nail polish, bracelets, necklaces, rings, lipstick, bindis, headbands, headdresses … and MORE … see if you can SPOT any of these tiny details when you watch our SLIDESHOW!

It’s taken us a while to get this blog post published. Why? Because we’ve been busy researching, script writing, drawing our backdrops and filming our marionette iMovies! Most of us drew HUGE backdrops for our filming. Some of us  used GREEN screen. There were OTHERS who even used BOTH! It took a LOT of COOPERATION and TEAMWORK to make our iMovies the BEST they could be! Along the way, we had SOME challenges in our groups but we ALL pulled ourselves TOGETHER in the end .. and our final iMovies turned out FABULOUSLY!

Our classroom looked CROWDED and COLOURFUL and EXCITING and GLOBAL with all our marionettes but we needed some space to display our clay MASKS. Our librarian, Mrs. Hall, LOVES to have our marionettes displayed on the bookshelves in the library … so … we decided to share them with HER! Now the LIBRARY looks CROWDED and COLOURFUL and EXCITING and GLOBAL … until Friday! 🙁 On Friday, we have our Celebration of Learning. So, we’ll be taking home our masks AND marionettes. Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Renton will MISS them!

We sure hope you enjoy our slideshow of our finished marionettes. We took these pictures outside because we thought they would look more realistic!

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10 Responses to Our Marionettes Are FINALLY Finished!

  1. Grandma Hendy

    I think your marionettes are the best ever!!! Well done everyone!!!!

  2. Erica

    Great job! I know you have had so much through this learning process.

  3. Granny. Gwen

    I had the opportunity to visit your classroom last week after school and really enjoyed seeing your puppets on display in the library. I also saw your masks and mealy worms. You all worked so very hard this year and it shows. Great job! Thank you Ms. Renton and everyone have a great summer!

  4. Karen

    Those are awesome marionettes!!!
    Great job everyone!

  5. cooper

    Hi class,
    I love that we all made this post

    • The Grade Three Bloggers

      Hi Cooper!

      We’re glad that we made that post too! We hope you have a great summer! Thanks for the awesome comment!

      Your PARTNER Grade Three Bloggers 😉

  6. Jenna

    Hi Global Grade 3! I was in this class 2 years ago! I remember when I made my marionette. It was so much fun! Have a great time in Grade 4!

    • The Grade Three Bloggers

      Hi Jenna!

      Thanks for the awesome comment! It’s cool that you were in this class two years ago! We agree that making our marionettes was a lot of fun. It was a lot of HARD work TOO! It was very messy when we made our marionettes and we had to use a lot of team work to finish them! We will have a LOT of fun in grade four … we hope YOU have a lot of fun in grade SIX!

      The Grade Three Bloggers 🙂

  7. Reid

    I can’t whate till our marionette’s are done! I went to this blog post “onperpas” because I can’t whate till our marionette’s are done! Well the post said “Our Marionette’s Are finally Finished”

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Reid!

      Thank you for the lovely comment! None of us can wait until our marionettes are dressed and back in the classroom! So far quite a few of our marionettes are done and dressed. We’d say about HALF of them are back … including yours!

      Keep checking back! Have a wonderful day of learning!

      The OTHER BPS Hawks! 🙂

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