The students in Anne FarleyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 1st grade class at Michael A. Maroun Elementary in Phoenix celebrated how much they have grown and learned this school year by performing a play for their parents and community members.
Students started the play by walking onto the stage, introducing themselves to the audience members, and explaining which character they would be playing. The play, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHow Does Your Garden Grow,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â follows a gardenerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s journey to overcome weeds and other obstacles to grow beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables.
A variety of flowers, a scarecrow, a bunny, weeds and one crabby cabbage were just a few of the colorful and funny characters that helped Herb, the gardener, tell the story about growing a garden and making it the best it can be.
In addition to their imaginative costumes, the students made all of the artwork used for the playÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s scenery and presented their family with a potted flower.
Following the playÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s conclusion, Farley thanked everyone for coming and said, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s been a wonderful year having your children in my classÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s amazing how much theyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve grown.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â