Right before Thanksgiving break, I went into my office to print out my Holiday Plays with 3 Characters so I could prep them for December, and guess what?
I never created them.
But then I didn’t actually believe that.
Mostly because I tend to have a difficult time looking for all sorts of activities on my computer, even when I use the Search bar. When I use the Search bar, all sorts of things pop up and the next thing I know, I’m going down a rabbit hole and reading old emails, or looking online at things I didn’t even knew I needed, and two hours later, I’ve forgotten what I was searching for anyway.
Is this just me?
So I went to my TpT store because I figured I could just download the plays directly from there.
And that’s when I TRULY realized and understood the fact that I NEVER CREATED HOLIDAY PLAYS WITH THREE CHARACTERS.
I only have 25 students this year, which is AMAZING, except it’s an odd number. Which is EXACTLY WHY I need the plays with THREE CHARACTERS.
I have eight center groups so when I divided up my kids, I only have ONE GROUP THAT HAS AN EVEN NUMBER OF FOUR KIDS.
The other seven groups all have THREE.
That’s odd if you didn’t know.
That causes me problems, if you didn’t know.
Geesh. That was a lot of math. Sorry.
I got busy RIGHT AWAY and I CREATED HOLIDAY PLAYS WITH THREE CHARACTERS.
Well, not really BAM, it took about a week, but STILL.
I did it.
I printed them. I glued them onto construction paper, and now when I go back on Monday, I just need to laminate them, and then I will not have this issue next year NO MATTER WHAT.
I’ll be using these alongside the Holiday Plays with Two Characters so I’ll have everything I need no matter how many kids are in my class, or in a center group, or in a reading group or WHATEVER! WOOT!
I’ve talked about Reader’s Theater in the classroom OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
You might be sick of it.
But I just can’t help it.
ESPECIALLY DURING THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER AND MAY.
We have three weeks until Winter Break, and I already know it’s going to be crazy, lively, fun, exhausting, and filled with assemblies, and hot chocolate, and pajama days, and class parties and and and . . .
I’m tired just thinking about it!
It gets to the point where trying to teach “regular” curriculum is just not going to be received the way I’d like. I mean, it’s just NOT going to happen.
And this is where the plays come in! I’M NOT JOKING.
Whole class, Big Buddies, Parent Volunteers, Centers, Read to Someone, Guided Reading . . . it doesn’t matter. My kids CHEER and BEG for these plays.
They will read them AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN which means their fluency and expression just gets stronger and stronger.
We have the BEST time! My kids BEG to take these plays out to recess and they ask to read them during Fun Friday.
One last idea: Invite the parents to come in for a little Holiday Performance! They will LOVE it!
There you go. I didn’t have Holiday Plays with Three Characters and NOW I DO!
PS: If you’d like to see a video of my kids “performing” a play, click HERE. They’re the cutest things ever!