Galileo Scholastic Academy of Math and Science: Kathleen Barnes & Molly Colleen O’Connell, Grade 2


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Using Puppets to Share Stories

Image: Artwork by Teaching Artist, Molly Colleen O’Connell.

“We were planning to show students images of puppeteers like Poncili Creacion, Bread & Puppet Theatre, Jim Henson, etc. to inspire them to make 2-3 different kinds of puppets.”

—Galileo 2nd Grade Teacher Kathleen Barnes & Teaching Artist Molly Colleen O’Connell

Video Credit: Poncili Creación, MultiParade

Plans Interrupted

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we were unable to share our project with students this year. We were planning to begin by handing out journals and have students answer a new prompt each week: What’s your favorite story? Who’s the best storyteller in your family? What makes a story fun to listen to?

Backdrop by Teaching Artist  Molly Colleen O'Connell .

Backdrop by Teaching Artist Molly Colleen O’Connell.