We started practicing our song and script in April. We practiced everyday! During our center rotations Ms. West and I worked with the students on two different things. She helped them create personal superhero logos for their capes and I worked with them on the set design.
You can't be a superhero without a logo! As part of their costume for the program we ordered capes for them to wear. Ms. West created a list of basic symbols for the students to choose from and each student made a sketch of the logo they wanted. She then used foam sheets to have them cut apart their pieces. Once they were assembled we traced them with puffy paint and they were placed on the child's cape.
We always feel that it's important to have the children be part of the process of making decorations. For our stage the students made action bubbles by using black paint and Q-Tips to make the pop art look then painted the letters. They also painted our superhero training headquarters sign and drew superhero logos. They made clouds using white paint and glue and we used their art work from centers to decorate the walls.
They said Knowledge is Power because that was one of our songs!
It's become a tradition that our kinders also cross over our special bridge into first grade. With the help of my dads I had the bridge that was built for last year's show and awesome cardboard buildings.