This year, for the fifth grade PBL project, students worked earnestly to put on a one-of-a-kind show, entitled Shine the Light. Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia, characters such as Aslan, Lucy and the White Witch stole the show, with a special appearance by Santa. This performance was one to remember.
The entire script was written by fifth grade teacher, Erin Johnson. The remaining members of the fifth grade team were invaluable in its production: Beth Clark, Trisha Young, Laura Visage, Christina Lynn and Summer Pennington. SBS fifth grade music teacher Andrea Rutledge was a huge help directing the show, while Tim Boaz assisted on keyboard. In addition, Samantha Morris manned all technology and sound.
“Our fifth grade students were amazing and exhibited Christ-like attitudes throughout the entire process.” Erin Johnson said, “With this PBL, they learned patience, perseverance, collaboration, problem solving and both creative and critical thinking. I truly believe God was glorified through this project. We had a great time doing it.”
Fifth grader, Natalia Saavedra, shared her thoughts about the show, "I love that we were able to participate in something so amazing that brought glory to God." She went on to say, "I enjoyed being Lucy and glorifying the Lord through my role."
The students ended the show singing “Shine the Light,” a rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” All in attendance were inspired and filled with joy and truth that comes along with the Christmas season.