Rhymin' Simon with CLIMB Theatre
CLIMB Theatre, located in Inver Grove Heights (a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN), is a nationally recognized non-profit company that has provided programming to K-12 schools for 35 years. CLIMB’s theatre artists write, produce and present plays and drama classes on topics like bullying, self-control, respect, friendship, acceptance of differences, methamphetamine-use prevention, and the environment.
Climb Theatre members held theatre events in Browns valley Public Library and Wheaton Community Library and engaged the audiences through skits and acts showing how words rhyme and can be used to create sentence, stories and plays.
CLIMB’s work is not only entertaining, it is educational. Independent research done on our programs show that young people learn, and may change their thinking and even their behavior, because of us.
Event Dates and Locations:
June 9, 2010 Browns Valley Public Library and Wheaton Community Library
Schools allowed space for posters and time for library to speak to classes about the upcoming event.
Climb Theatre contributed special funds to reduce the price of the performance.
Browns Valley had 60 people in attendance; Wheaton had 55 people attending for a total of 115.
Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, post-test; End user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status
Students learned how to determine sound-a-like words, how to rhyme, how to create more complicated (multi-syllable) rhymes and how to combine the rhyming words into stories and plays. (knowledge)