A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending a fine, fine theatrical performance here in Pasadena.
I’m talking, of course, about “The Little Red Hen,” which was performed by the first graders of Fisher Elementary School.
A few months ago, Ana was in the second grade’s production of “The 3 Piggy Opera,” where Ana played the Mother Pig. I’m not sure if I ever blogged about it, which is a shame since we were sitting close enough to get some great pictures. This…
… is the best picture we got from Emma’s production. (We were sitting REALLY far back.) Still, though, we loved watching the show, especially when Emma, who was as much an observer as a performer, turned around in her seat on the stage so as to better watch what her classmates were doing. Love that girl! She told me afterwards that she’d been practicing for this her whole life Oh, the drama!
On the same night, Ana was across town at a district-wide Gifted and Talented showcase. She was representing Fisher along with some older GT students, and for a tiny second grader presenting alongside students up through high school, she sure looked like she knew what she was doing.
I was so impressed by the affirming nature of this showcase and by how many teachers, parents, and students came by to hear presentations. (And by how well even the really young students did!) Ana gave out chocolate kisses at her booth (her project was on Milton Hershey), so she had some repeat visitors, as you can well imagine.
So thankful for a great school and so many fun end-of-the-year events!