Students from all grades gathered in the auditorium in anticipation for the 14th annual second-grade show at
Pine Forest Elementary. This year's show incorporated a combination of the arts and sciences in a show entitled "The Science Machine." All five classes of second-graders joined in the fun as they sang, danced and acted their way through the show.
The fourth- and fifth-grade dance ensemble opened up the stage with a fun-filled, energetic performance. As the show began, three student "scientists" worked on a time machine that brought them back to the age of the dinosaurs, the ocean, the water cycle, space and the rainforest. Ava B., Lainey R. and Shalesia W. excelled as the roles of the scientists. During the show, the audience viewed interactive videos about each scientific factor. The audience then clapped and sang along with the actors as they performed various choreographed dance routines.
"The Science Machine" was written and choreographed by second-grade teacher, Mrs. Laura Hammock. The five second-grade teachers all did their part in directing the students throughout rehearsals and the three performance show-times. The second-grade teachers and corresponding show segments are as follows:
- Mrs. Kim Baumgardner - rainforest
- Ms. Linda Behner - dinosaurs
- Mrs. Lauren Davis - water cycle, ocean
- Mrs. Kim Drawdy - water cycle, ocean
- Mrs. Laura Hammock - space
Thank you to everyone who was involved in this performance. Several teachers, staff members, parents and volunteers dedicated an immense amount of time to creating this show. To view pictures from the performance, visit the
DCPS' Flickr photostream.
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