Friday was performance day / debut day for this year’s Classical Lit play. I had started this project last year with an adaptation of Plautus’ Menaechmi that we performed for a high school audience and a parent audience; you can see write ups of last year’s play here . This year the class decided to similarly adapt a Classical text but to perform for elementary students. Friday, we went to Happy Hollow Elementary School and performed for fifth and third graders, maybe 50 to 70 students?

Perhaps the most interesting, and pleasantly surprising part, was the Q & A afterwards, which the principal suggested. We went for maybe 15 mins with questions from the students, all of which my students answered and answered well. I’ve included below a picture gallery from the play and below that the video of the play. I’ll include the student surveys and debriefing info in later posts.

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