Here at PS48 in Jamaica Queens, 2nd through 5th graders are learning how to be young professional filmmakers! We have turned our classroom in a real film set, taken on various film crew roles, and learned all of the professional film set lingo. For our recent project, we have developed character puppets based on inanimate objects. Loosely defining inanimate object, we have created such puppets as “Porgina” (a puppet who is a mix of the color purple and orange), “Singing Subway”, “Ninja Andriod”, and “SpiderPig”. Our final project will be a short puppet film that presents each character through a performed poem.