Last week I was able to take some of my AVID students to see the musical Zorro at Hale Centre Theatre. When I saw this production several weeks ago I predicted that my students would absolutely love it! They did!
I loved this production so much that I was actually really excited to have a chance to see it again (I think it is completely sold out) and I got to see the other cast which was a bonus. When I talked to the students about signing up for this field trip I told them about the incredible flamenco dancing, the amazing swordfights, and the exciting story. Some of them have been coming to my classsroom for days telling me how excited they were to see it. I started to worry that it wouldn't live up to all of the hype and they wouldn't like it as much as I did! I needn't have worried because they absolutely loved it too!
The girls in front of me told me that they liked the play last year but they loved this show! Just about every student told me how much they liked it and thanked me for bringing them. That made me feel so good!
Sometimes schools on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley, like Hunter High, get a bad reputation because they have a lower socioeconomic status than schools on the east side. The students sitting around us displayed appalling behavior while my students behaved with the utmost decorum. I was so incredibly proud to be a teacher at Hunter High School and I would take these students anywhere!