Sunday, June 12, 2016

Unicorn or Jesus

It's almost the end of the school year and students are restless and the pressure is on to keep them engaged.  My 6th grade students are writing and creating shadow puppet shows.
 They are allowed to work in small groups and my suggestion is that they retell a classic fairy tale, but I  open to alternate story ideas. Two girls were debating possible story lines for their show.
  "Well, we have to have Jesus in our puppet show" 
"Jesus? I want to do a play about a unicorn." 
"We could have Jesus, a unicorn and a rainbow." "
"What about a rainbow unicorn?"
And just like that, Jesus lost his starring role.
(Never mind that shadow puppets are supposed to be black.)