Published on December 9, 2014
The News Guard For local news, photos and events log onto www.thenewsguard.com December 10, 2014 A2 Did you see it? 1. Survival at Sea: Rescued crew tells their story 2. Fed court asked to block Air Rescue Operations Closure 3. Beaudoin bail remains at $2 million 4. Local man tells o cougar encounter 5. Family Promise hires Connett as new director 1. Jail Assault: deputy injured 2. Cougar Encounter: Local man tells his story 3. VRD regulations, pot dispensaries, big boxes 4. Christmas Spirit: Festival o Trees 5. Update: Dutch Bros Cofee 1. Festival o Trees 2. Caroling - LC Community Center 3. Christmas Tree sales 4. Coast moments 5. Cultural Center, Santa arrives Go to: thenews guard.com Follow the News Guard on our new tablet and smart phone app! MOST READ MOST VIEWED ON VIDEO thenewsguard.com JEREMY C. RUARK email@example.com Helping children un- derstand what they read is sometimes challenging or Tat Elementary School teachers, but linking the reading to hands-on experiences and a play with puppets helped spark excitement, un and hope- ully, a little learning. The school invited two puppet makers, McKenna Twedt and Joel Patrick Dur- ham rom the Portland- based Tears o Joy theater company Wednesday, Dec. 3, to visit with 4th grade students. Twedt and Dur- ham give the students a fst hand lesson on puppet making as part o a reading lesson based on the book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. “There is something about puppets where the suspension o disbelieve encourages a person to use their imagination to make discoveries,” Twedt said. “There is a lot o joy in that and there is a lot o science and discovery.” Durham said showing the students how to make puppets is rewarding. “The book is an epic and just right or a puppet show,” he said. “It is easy to believe that these characters are under water. All we have to do is make a ew suggestions and the audience does the rest o the work by imagin- ing where we are.” Student Joey Berlinger, 9, said his puppet was easy to make. “I got black hair and made sure it was perect,” he said. “I also attached these sticks to make his arms move.” Student Makaia Kes- singer, 9, said her puppet was a little scary. “First o all I had to draw evil eyes and an angry mouth,” she said. “I added chubby cheeks and started to color it in. It was kind o hard, but it was also un.” Tat 4th grade teacher Judy Nakano said having the puppet making experience gives kids opportunity. “I like that they have art in their day and that this project helps in literacy,” she said. “They read the book, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, they made puppets corresponding with the book, and when they see the show, they can understand how the whole project comes together.” She said the in-class- room hands-on puppet making was a critical part o the project. “It helps them discover how things come together and it can lead to cause and eect, how when you put something together, the eect that can come out o it.” Tat 4th grade teacher Nick Culbertson said the project is a good way to help children with their imagination and creativity. “It also shows that you can understand books in a variety o ways, not just through reading, but also through acting, building and creating,” he said. “This project helps the students remember what they read and it shows them that books and literacy can be a lot o un.” Tat Elementary School Principal Nick Lupo said having the students make their own puppets empha- sized the reading lesson. ”We wanted the stu- dents to buy-in to this project,” he said. “It’s not just about reading and discussing the book, it’s the in-classroom project and than seeing the show and how the perorms pre- pare or the show. It’s all that linked together.” On Dec. 4, local busi- nesses sponsored a dinner at the school’s Family Literacy Night, and Twedt and Durham conducted their puppet show, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, or stu- dents, sta and parents. Puppet making 101: Benefts reading PHOTOS BY JEREMY C. RUARK/THE NEWS GUARD Fourth graders at Tat Elementary School begin building pup- pets during a class project. McKenna Twedt, o a Portland-based puppet theater, helps Tat Elementary School students piece together their puppets. To make their puppets move, students hold their puppets over a Tat Elementary School classroom ventilation system. Merry Christmas and Happy New year IN BUSINESS SINCE 947 www.grothgates.com In Lincoln City 2614 S.E. 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