Sixth-graders at Rye Neck Middle School performed fables for their classmates in their drama classes throughout the week of March 20. Under the direction of Yvette Goldman, they shared funny and creative performances of Aesop's fables, which were adapted for the classroom by the late teacher and author Albert Cullum.

“These short plays introduced a sense of formal theater without suppressing student creativity,” Goldman said. “Students need constant reminders that they have the ability to create. Plays expose them to the main themes of life, but most importantly, if given an opportunity, students will expose their personalities.”