Phenix students perform nursery rhymes

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Nursery rhymes are fun to say and even more fun when a child can act them out. Since the beginning of school, the pre-kindergarten classes at Phenix have been learning nursery rhymes. In the library each week, they have met new friends including Humpty, two Jacks and even Bo Peep.

Not only did the children learn the rhymes, they got a chance to act them out.  For shy children, this can be a real confidence booster. The youngsters also learned the meaning of new words, such as tuffet and curds and whey.

They discovered that Humpty Dumpty was an egg and that the sheep that Little Bo Peep lost will eventually come home. On Friday, Oct. 6, parents were invited to have breakfast with their child and then see what they had learned for the past seven weeks. With the help of the pre-kindergarten teachers Mrs. Suzanne Driskill and Mrs. Jill McCormick, along with their teaching assistants, Ms. Tammy Goldman and Mrs. Susan Lenhart, the children became actors. Mrs. Allyson Watkins, librarian, directed the performance. The students did a fabulous job. Nursery rhymes came to life and everyone had a great time.