This week, the CPA third grade had the opportunity to attend Nashville Children’s Theatre performance of The 100 Dresses. Prior to the trip, students read the book The 100 Dresses by Eleanor Estes. Both the book and play led students to think about themes such as taking responsibility for their actions, living with the consequences of their choices, and finding the courage to stand up for others. With guidance from CPA Artistic Director Paula Flautt, teachers incorporated several arts integrated lessons before and after the show. After leaving the theater, the third grade had a picnic lunch at Centennial Park, where students had a view of the Parthenon in preparation for their upcoming study of ancient civilizations.
Third grade student James gained an understanding of others through his experience with the book and play, commenting “I learned not to judge people by the outside because Wanda wore the same pale, blue dress every day, but she had a lot on the inside.”
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Christ Presbyterian Academy is a private, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12. The Academy provides transformational education through a Christian worldview and offers extensive programs to develop the diverse potential of each student. CPA is a ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Nashville, Tennessee.