On Friday, May 2, second graders at Bridges Preparatory School performed the play “Treasure Trackers” for third graders and families of second grade students.
The authors of the play were Trinity Evans, Madison Pirog, Reese Myers, Logan Parker, Connor McCombs, Alonzo Singleton, Matthew Pitruzzeloa, Mathew Torres, and Tallie Pendarvis. The setting was the beach where the main characters discovered a time machine. This machine took them back to the original inhabitants of South Carolina, the Yemassee, Catawba, and Cherokee Native Americans, and then on to the early settlers from Asia, Africa, and Europe. The adventure ended with a look into the lives of famous folk heroes Hiawatha, John Henry, and Johnny Appleseed.
This play served as a culminating activity based on South Carolina State Standards on cultural impact on our country, and as a review for our third graders who will take the PASS test this week. The nine mini skits incorporated into the play were written by the students in cooperative groups. At the end of the play, the second graders presented the third graders with a token from the treasure chest as a good luck sign to them for state testing.
Katy Buis, Bridges’ music teacher, led the children in a medley of songs from different countries beginning with an American tribute and ending with “You’re a Grand Old Flag”.
Parents and children enjoyed this student-created play. Teachers Sarah DeLoach, Loria Rutland, and Amanda Sanders led the students through this creative re-enactment of history with a twist.