“Hee-Haw!" "Bark! Bark!" "Meow!" "Cock-a-doodle-do!!!”



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students jumped into role play hee-hawing, barking, meowing and cock-a-doodling as they explored “The Bremen Town Musicians” story! No longer useful to their owners because of their age, the animals collectively decide to become singing musicians as they travel to Bremen and begin their new lives.


Students ran, crawled, twirled into each new environment surprising me with their antics! Hoops became rooster heads, were stacked to represent the animals standing one on top of the other and became windows of inquiry.















In an act of bravery, the motley crew scare off robbers.



The unlikely heroes are rewarded by the townspeople nearby who allow their cacophony to serenade the streets every Sunday in Bremen. Old and with purpose, they lived out their days! Oh the scream of delight as the children formed their animal choir! I am sure the coyotes could hear us from distant hills!


Everyone has a special something inside of themselves regardless of age. At The Calgary Changemaker School much of that specialness is found through uproarious laughter!

Master/Servant scenes took us to fantastical settings of power and trickery as "obedient" servants tried not to get caught by their

King or Queen!

Some of us delved into playing opposites as terrified parents tried to teach their strong willed children how to drive!

The younger children were provided with all of the characters from the story and used natural objects to set new scenes.


















The building blocks I shared with them came from the image of the animals standing one on top of the other. The words “care” and “old” etched boldly to remind us. No matter how old, we are all valuable members of our community.

It is getting harder and harder to leave after the lesson. I linger and savour the moments, pick up my props and off I go. Another story told.