A Inside Look Into Community-Word Project at CS 111Q
Community Word Project (CWP) is an arts-in-education organization working with Zone 126 and the scholars of CS 111Q . In previous years, CWP has partnered with some of our younger scholars in K-2nd grades to boost their literacy, writing and social skills though their 10-15 week program. Two Teaching Artists come into the classroom to practice theater games to get scholars moving and shaking to the theme of the lesson. Later on, poetry is implemented through acting and writing prompts for individual students and the class community as a whole (hence: Community Word Project)! The classes culminate with a performance and a published anthology inclusive of individual and group poems for all to enjoy!
This year, CWP is working with four classes. The residency began earlier this Spring so we at Zone 126 reached out to the teachers to get their take on how the residency has played out within their classrooms:
What did you enjoy about the program?
Kindergarten Teacher: Community Word Project has been an amazing program for the children, thus far. One thing I certainly enjoy about this program is allowing the children to Act! I love how this program incorporates the arts, giving the children the opportunity to see beautiful photographs by numerous artists, and listening and dancing to catchy music that the children can relate to.
3rd Grade Teacher: Our kids love Community-Word Project. They really like the acting and the games they play. They also really love the instructors.
What does it mean for you to have this program?
Kindergarten Teacher: It has been a wonderful learning experience for both the students and myself. It truly has been a pleasure having Community Word Project in my classroom these past few weeks! Looking forward to working with them next year!
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