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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Sept. 15 & 17, 2015 and Oct. 6 & 8, 2015 Bham: Samford University Creative Drama Class for Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Samford University Creative Drama Class
Contact:  Laura Byland (lbyland@samford.edu)

Information for Home School Teachers
Introducing Students to Classic Literature through Drama:
Dramatizing Mother Goose and Aesop’s Fables: 
ON Campus Workshop
Mother Goose: Sept. 15 & 17 @ 8:45-9:30
Aesop’s Fables: Oct. 6 & 8 @ 8:45-9:30
Ø  This workshop will be appropriate for Kindergarten through 3rd grade
Ø  This workshop will consist of Two sessions with the same group of children
Ø  The SU students will lead a small group of children in play-acting one Mother Goose Tale and One Aesop Fable.  The SU students will select from a list including the following:  Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Crow and the Pitcher and The Wind and the Sun, etc.
Ø  The SU student will utilize techniques to inspire good acting.
Ø  The SU student will utilize appropriate storytelling techniques.
Ø  The SU student will allow time following the dramatization for student reflection.
Ø  The SU student will lead the small group using the three simple principles of good acting:  believing or fully pretending to be the characters, exercising control over action and emotions, and using voice and movements expressively.
Ø  Through creative exercises the SU student will work on the four principles of effective stage speech:  projection, articulation, colorization and slowing the pace.
Ø  Through dramatization, the SU student will lead the small groups of children to develop their imaginations by participating in the performance of one Mother Goose Tale and one Aesop Fable.
Ø  These workshops help meet the National Standards for Theatre Education Grades K-4.

Please contact Laura Byland at lbyland@samford.edu for more info.

 Tanya Camp
Administrative Assistant
Theatre and Dance

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Samford University