Clay Hill Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs
Clay Hill students are excited to hear a dramatic reading of the classic, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This is the 10th annual Listening Theater created by the Resource Team for our students. The Media Center has been transformed into a jungle to create 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 listeners as they hear a portion of the story each day. We will follow up the listening portion of The Jungle Book with a presentation of a live action movie of The Jungle Book. This viewing helps the students understand that movies made from books do not always match the story. 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 jungle animal mask 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.