Nicolo opens the show by juggling three harmonically tuned bells, as the “town crier”.
He introduces some poetry vocabulary words such as rhythm, rhyme, meter, stanza, and metaphor. He also introduces the vocabulary word of “tolerance. Nicolo then performs his “tolerance word juggling” poem, juggling four balls while the audience helps clap the rhythm. The audience helps Nicolo recite the chorus to his “Look in a Book” poem The students learn the poem using the “mnemonic device” of hand gesturing.Nicolo closes the show with a poem set to juggling: “My Whole World Grows”, where students recite the chorus to the poem, and Nicolo celebrates his love of reading and stresses the importance of perseverance. Students participate throughout!
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The program ties into poetry, music, and physical education. Nicolo also emphasizes character, curiosity, civility, kindness, generosity, and perseverance.
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