This past Tuesday was Katya's big school play, The Wizard of Oz. The kids read the book and then wrote their own script. As you can see, Katya was the Tin Man (with quite a dash of fashion panache... Any excuse to buy sequined clothing, of course...). Her friend Ailis was the lion, quite a feat considering that she only moved here from the UK last August! Katya's big scene is "Part 3," below. Two of the other main parts (the Scarecrow and first Wicked Witch/flying monkey/Oz) were played by girls we've known for years, when they were all in the same preschool/kindergarten.
I'm glad they did this play; I was Dorothy when our class put it on in 9th grade...
Katya had so many lines to learn that I asked one of my students, a wonderful tenth grader who lives nearby and who has hung out with us before, to help her with them. She then came to see the play, and Katya was so happy to see her.
Part 3 (This is Katya's big scene):
Part 4 (This is the big scene for Katya's friend from the UK):