Why are the students on the tables you ask!?!
Well we are making movies, of course! Duh!
To celebrate the end of our storytelling unit in Reader's Workshop we are making movies of The 3 Billy Goats Gruff.
I have 4 students at each table group...perfect for this story that is extremely familiar to them. After I explained to them that they were going to be making a movie of the story, they had to go back to their group & problem solve who would play each character.
After they all agreed to the parts they would play (this took quite a while for 2 of my groups) they made their character hats. You can't tell from the pictures, but each hat has their little character on it.
The next day rehearsals began. Then, we began filming their movies. Tomorrow we will celebrate the end of our unit by eating applesauce & watching our very own Emmy worthy blockbusters! :)