Inspired by the book series by Joy Cowley, "The Meanies" started as a favorite read aloud selection and quickly became the focus of one of our many emergent curricula. After mastering the text, Lynnette set the book to song on her guitar, as a way to engage early readers and allow all students to "read along" together. The song was such a success that we decided to create a music video. Sara, Shannon, and Lynnette divided the children into "Meanie" teams. Using recycled and donated materials, we made our own costumes, and engaged parents from our school community to assist with recording, videography, and more. However, the real stars of the show are, of course, the 2014-2015 Puppies, who mastered the role of the Meanies with dedication, poise, and good humor.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please enjoy this Puppies' Original Production of THE MEANIES! Starring the Packer Puppies of 2014-2015, and the Puppies' teaching team: Lynnette Arthur, Sara Scott, and Shannon Block.