Second Paragon Night with Second Grade

By October 16, 2014 No Comments

On October 9th, 2014, we had our second Paragon Night for the 2014-15 school year. During the evening, Mr. Perez and Mrs. Tejada held a presentation for the Title One program before kicking off the event with a few teachers parading around a huge paper dragon for the audience! The second graders, who were the stars of the show for Paragon Night this month, used what they learned in this unit of Paragon to prepare both a play and a song to perform. They studied the culture of ancient China, and so their play was set in ancient China, called “The Empty Pot,” and they sang a song in Chinese!

The second graders did a phenomenal job and were met with raucous applause at the end of the event. We hope that Paragon Night next month will be just as exciting!

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Mr. Perez and Mrs. Tejada going over the Title One program.

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Second grade showing their Chinese writings and beginning their performances.

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Teachers parading around the paper dragon.

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Teachers parading around the paper dragon.

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The beginning of the second grade’s play, “The Empty Pot.”

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A bit further into “The Empty Pot.”

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During “The Empty Pot,” as the emperor passed out special seeds to all the people who wanted to succeed him as emperor.

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During “The Empty Pot,” a year after the emperor passed out the special seeds, all the potential successors presented the flowers they supposedly had grown from the seeds they were given.

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During “The Empty Pot,” the only person who had been honest about their failure to coax anything to grow from the seeds they were given, was crowned the next emperor, for being honest and courageous: the seeds had been boiled, and could not have grown after all.

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The second grade sang a song in Chinese following the play.

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Second grade singing their Chinese song for Paragon Night.