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Volney kindergartners learn about real treasure

A recent Merry-Go-Round Youth Theater performance helped Volney Elementary School kindergartners track down the best treasure ever.
 
Actors visited the two kindergarten classrooms before the “Do You See What I See in the Sea?” interactive show to team them basic choreography to the performance’s fun songs, such as “The Seaweed Shuffle,” and to talk about what a treasure meant to them. Theater member Hannah Spaulding told students in Kathryn Rowlee’s class that while treasures sometimes can’t be seen, they are felt in people’s hearts.
 
That message was woven into the performance as students watched the character “Goby” go from being upset that his friend “Mackerel” moved away to reluctantly seeking help from other friendly sea creatures to follow a treasure map. The children helped decide the course of the journey as they jumped into their imaginations and put on scuba gear to go along with the adventure. Ultimately, Ms. Crabby’s initial reluctance to receive help from Goby for her own problem led her to realize the real treasure: friendship.
 
Students cheered when the theater members encouraged them to draw a picture or write a letter about their performance.
 
The show meshed well with the Fulton City School District’s character education and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiatives.


         




 

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