Performing artists from Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park joined each class in person for 40 minute workshops during the 5 day week. Each grade level had a different theme/unit of focus for the week. Students in third and fourth grade centered their workshops on novels that were previously read in class. In third grade students brought to life The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and in fourth grade the students worked on Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Instea
2nd Grade students at Batesville Primary school created their own bowls out of plaster cloth. Visiting artist, Stacy Gray, taught the students the technique with a connection to art history. Students were happy to experience this medium for the first time and look forward to painting their plaster bowls soon!
Mr. Fincken performed his one-man show for all of the students at BPS. He regaled us with tall tales from the perspective of Johnny Appleseed. He spoke about the importance of the apple to pioneers in the Midwest and eastern United States during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He also taught the students some acting basics. Here is a description of the program from Mr. Fincken's website:
"70-year-old Johnny Appleseed shares some tall tale adventures concerning his tra