a tree, watches it grow, plays with the tree, and then must chop
it down to build a fire for warmth. The surprise ending is touching and inspirational. Trees explores the unique relationship children have to the natural world as well as themes of love, loss, renewal, and the cycle of life.
Students and Teachers experience a fun, interactive way to learn the amazing art of mime as well as a performance piece that can be presented right in the classroom. With important language arts connections, Trees is project based learning at its finest!
- Observe Miss Sharon performing Trees.
- Learn Mime & Pantomime.
- Use new skills to learn the Trees story sequence.
Can you identify the beginning, middle, end, setting, characters, plot? Does the character experience all five senses?
What are some of the emotions the character feels?
How does the story end where it began to create a cycle?
- Become familiar with the song and the lyrics, even sing along. - Practice and rehearse theTrees story sequence.
Perform Trees for an audience
- Form a semi circle or staggered positions facing the audience. - Begin and end in frozen positions.
- Perform...don’t forget to bow!
Recommended for ages 4-8