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    Drama Club
    By George

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    Here's some things you might think about:

    Parent permission slips with emergency contact information, and specifying whether or not the child will be picked up or walk home after meetings.

    Behavior agreement that both the child and parent sign (two strikes and you're out)

    A regular meeting routine, beginning in a circle with a simple warm-up activity and progressing to creative drama exercise(s) (There is a little book entitled "100+ Ideas for Drama" that might be useful).

    Plan a variety show or a performance of one-act scenes taken from children's literature. For example, there is an interesting scene in the book "War with Grandpa" where Jennifer tells Peter that Grandpa will be staying in HIS room. This is a fun dialogue-rich scene for two students to perform.

    Starting with a variety show of some sort greatly simplifies the planning and coordination required to have a successful event. Students can work in small groups to prepare their scenes. The other members of the club become the audience for rehearsals.

    A truck or box filled with interesting props and costume elements is really fun to have for creative drama activities.

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