here are Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy third graders as
they perform in their class' production of "Breakfast at Mount Vernon."
The play is an original production performed annually by Linda Hintz's third graders.
students and I wrote it one year and every year since we have tweaked
it to fit the number of students and what they wonder about or
suggest," said Hintz. "We started doing it because we read a book
called George Washington's Breakfast and decided to make it
into a play. This year I borrowed some of the costumes but in the past
we actually sewed some of the mob caps and skirts in the classroom."
decorations are all made by the students to fit with the colonial times
and George Washington's decorating. Besides reading about George
Washington during reading the students have learned about the Colonial
Period during Social Studies.
Music teacher Mary
Sommersberger even taught the students a song about George Washington,
bringing in as many components of the students' daily teachings as
Parents and friends were invited into the classroom to enjoy the production.
students enjoy pretending they are really visiting Mount Vernon and
love using the silver service and fancy dishes. The students even
polished the silver last year," said Hintz. "I overhear some amazing
conversations when I let them playact on their own after we have
finished the play. We're attempting to make history come alive and
students come back years later and ask me if I am still doing that play
because it is a good memory for them."