Contact Us

Patty’s Ponderings- -”And Your Little Dog Too!”

Wicked Witch testifying at her "trial" in Fort Lauderdale,Florida
Photo credit to Carline Jean, Sun Sentinel

Mark Haynes is a 7th grade literature teacher and drama director at a school in Florida. When you read what he did recently with his students you will know why I think he is a terrifically creative guy and magnificent teacher!

How to get children to really connect with the material you’re teaching them is every teacher’s quandary. Because if kids are really engaged by a subject, an experience, or a situation; then- -you have them!

Mr. Haynes took two months putting together a “trial” for The Wicked Witch of the West, using the plot of the recent movie, “Oz the Great and Powerful”. The role of the judge was played by a prosecutor with the Broward State Attorney’s Office. Mr. Haynes’ students played all of the additional characters, except for the jury and spectators, which were portrayed by students from other classes at the pre-K through eighth grade school.

The Wicked Witch was depicted as suffering from several mental illnesses and after an approximate ten minute deliberation was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Everyone had fun, no one had a house dropped on them, the kids are learning to apply lessons from literature to real life and Toto didn’t get stuffed in a nasty bicycle basket.

Now that’s a great teacher!

Best of Mix 97-3

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix97-3.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Mix VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Mix VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.