Clay Hill Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs
Clay Hill students are enjoying a dramatic reading of the classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Clay Hill's 11th annual Listening Theater was created by the Resource Team with the help of a very talented volunteer. The Media Center has been transformed into the frozen land of Narnia to set the mood for the story. Each child in the 3rd-6th grade has a listening packet that contains questions and related art activities. This encourages the students to be actively engaged as they hear a portion of the story each day. We will follow up the listening portion of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with a presentation of the live action movie, Narnia. This viewing helps the students understand that movies made from books do not always match the book version. We’ve all thought to ourselves at times that the book was better than the movie. This comparison activity teaches the students that as they read, their imagination can create amazing images of the story. Sometimes what they imagine is better than the movie, too! In addition, students are invited to participate in a parent involvement activity. This year students may choose to create a scene from the story together with their family. Typically about 60-70 students participate in this enrichment activity each year. Prizes are awarded for Best All Around, Most Creative and Most Unusual. All students receive a participation reward. Our annual listening theater is always anticipated and enjoyed by the students at Clay Hill.