Serafina and the Shadow Puppet Theater comes to Saluda School

Published 5:06 pm Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fourth grade teacher, Stephanie Uhrich, received a $600 Learning Links grant provided by the Ben W. and Dixie Glenn Farthing Charitable Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.  The Serafina and the Shadow Puppet Theater, Science and Social Studies project will be used in conjunction with a grant from the Tryon Fine Arts Center to teach science, reading, and social studies. The students will visit the Biltmore House in Asheville to learn more about the history of North Carolina.

Stephanie Uhrich

Hobey Ford, internationally renowned in the puppetry field, an award-winning performer, and a Kennedy Center Partner in Education teaching artist, will come to Saluda School and teach the children how to create puppets.  These puppets will be used to teach reading strategies, increase comprehension of complex texts, and assist in introducing the topic of light in science.

In addition, the students will experience “Do the Wave,”  a program that teaches that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object. Students will investigate reflection, refraction, and absorption during this program.

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– submitted by Cari Maneen