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[teacherartexchange] Teen boys


From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 10 2010 - 18:12:56 PST

I'm so glad you can do that! I would lose my mind.

On Feb 10, 2010, at 6:42 PM, San D Hasselman wrote:

> I'll start. I have a puppet club that is 17 boys and 2 girls (high
> schoolers). I call them my "squirrely boys", and when we are in
> full function, I tell people it is like herding cats. We are
> preparing for a puppet show for the 19th of this month. Our
> audience will be elementary school kids. We will be doing a
> spelling bee. Practice is me laughing and them making puns, dirty
> jokes, using funny voices, and yes, doing canoodling with the
> puppets. Out of this chaos comes clean funny entertaining 7 minute
> shows. Over the years we have done everything from puppet rock
> shows (complete with instruments and a mosh pit) to the Wizard of
> Oz in 7 minutes complete with mouth and shadow puppets and of
> course Tonto instead of Toto. We have entertained senior citizens,
> underpriviledged kids, our community of adults and kids, college
> kids, and entered our local Teen Arts Festivals in the drama
> section. And all during the practices I have prayed that something
> would come out of the chaos, and so far in 6 years, it has. (sighs
> of relief always goes up because they are mic'd during the shows
> too! Yowzer!). I like to live on the wild side!
> San D
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