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
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!