This semester the Upper Elementary class is studying Africa and their upcoming annual performance will be a celebration of African culture that includes folktales and music.
After considering many folktales, we chose three from West Africa: The Talking Drum, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, and Who’s In Rabbit’s House? The students have been very busy dramatizing these stories and making the scenery for them. Under the guidance of Children’s House Assistant Mrs. Mariama O’Brien, a native of Liberia, the students are creating an African village onstage. “Villagers” will be entertained by storytellers and actors, wearing animal masks made with Art Teacher Mrs. Cecilia Beck. Musical interludes will consist of African rhythms on drums and marimbas learned with Mr. David Sherick, TMS Music Teacher and professional percussionist.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend this performance on Wednesday, March 6 at 11:00 am or 7:00pm in the gymnasium.