It finally felt like fall this Friday afternoon! A couple of high schools were celebrating homecoming this weekend so our class was small but mighty. It gave each of our teens a greater opportunity to participate in each activity and really explore the characters in A Christmas Carol.
Emily started class out by warming up our "movers and our talkers," really incorporating every ones body and voice in the warm up. Mouse/Lion and Peel Bananas were great ways to move our bodies and use our voices simultaneously.
Lindsay then led us through a game of Character Zip-Zap-Zop. Instead of saying the usual zip, zap, or zop, we instead said the name of a character in A Christmas Carol. This really was a good way to review the characters we had been introduced to last week. We remembered all of the characters after a few times around including Natalia's favorite the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come.
After a quick review of the characters we played a game of Party Quirks with the characters from A Christmas Carol. Sam P. made a great Scrooge, entering the party with a loud "Bah Humbug!" Alena impressed with her version of Tiny Tim.
Finally, Kendra led us through the story in Act One. We ran through it a couple of times so people could try out all of the characters in the scene. It felt odd to sing carols in October, but Quincy led us through a rousing rendition of Jingle Bells to start the scene.
After journaling and I Take from the Heavens we were on our way off for the night. Next week we'll dig into Acts 2 and 3 and begin talking about Victorian London!