At a recent special school-wide assembly, our Pre-K class shared some new friends with the whole DCD community. In prime time on the DCD stage, our Pre-kindergarten students introduced their own hand-made, multicultural puppets. Beginning in early December, each member of the class got to spin the globe and choose a native country from which their puppet friend would emigrate.  As these large puppets took shape from a variety of recycled materials, students chose hobbies, devised personalities, and did research on names and clothing that would be representative of their individual countries. Unfolding over the course of a month, this favorite project connects language arts, reading readiness, math, art, social studies and, of course, public speaking! Click here to view the video of the whole process