5.6.19 – 5.10.19

Vocab folders will be returned on Monday morning.  Students who are not satisfied with the grade they received have the opportunity to correct them and turn them back in for half credit by Friday, May 10.  No folders will be accepted after that date.

Also on Monday, students are completed a Quarter Review and will use it as a study guide for their End of the Quarter test, which will be on Friday, May 10th.

6th grade Drama – students are performing puppet shows this week.  We’ll finish the week exploring William Shakespeare and participating in Reader’s Theater activities.

7th grade Drama – students are participating in a Storytelling performance.

8th grade Drama – students have performed their mini musicals and are now writing a 5 paragraph critique of one of the performances.

This week in Broadcasting:

Students will finish and turn in their music videos.  We will then watch and evaluate them as a class.  They also have a “Fake News” worksheet that needs to be completed and turned in for a grade.

4.29.19 – 5.3.19

This week in Drama:

All Vocab Folders are due this Friday as a project.  A rubric is being given to students on Monday so they’ll know exactly how it will be graded.  They’ve been working on these folders all quarter so, if they’ve followed the schedule, the project should be very easy to check against the rubric and turn in.  Otherwise, they’ll have the beginning of class each day this week to work on it so that they can turn it in on Friday.

6th grade:  This week 6th graders will finish creating costumes for their assigned character.  After that, they will be introduced to Puppetry and will begin working on puppet shows.

7th grade:  These students are working on developing their stories that they’ll perform in front of our class.  This week will be spent on story development, creating cue cards , and rehearsing.  These stories should be 3-5 minutes in length when performing.  Please encourage your student to time themselves as they rehearse.

8th grade:  The musicals are done being developed and 8th graders have only a short time left for rehearsals.  We will begin performances by the end of this week.

 

This week in Broadcasting:

Students are in the final stages of filming their music videos.  They will spend the latter part of this week editing them and preparing to turn them in.  They will also be reading an article about Fake News and completing a worksheet about it for a weekly grade.

4/29 – 5/3 News Teams

Due to testing, the news team could change from day to day this week. Here is the posted schedule:

Monday, April 29:  Brantley, Cayden, Ryan, Josh, Cindy, and Caroline

Tuesday, April 30:  Reagan, Zoe, Madie, Reilly, and Lucy

Wednesday, May 1:  Brantley, Zoe, Madie, Reilly, Cindy, and Lucy

Thursday, May 2 – Friday, May 3:  Brantley, Zoe, Reilly, Josh, Cindy, and Lucy

 

04.22.19 – 04.26.19

This week in Drama:

Students begin each class working on a Vocabulary project. Students will each need 20 notecards this 9 weeks to create flash cards with their vocabulary words. Please send those in with your student ASAP.

All Drama classes will have their second Vocabulary quiz this Friday, April 26th.  This quiz covers words #11-20.

6th graders will begin the week exploring Theater Safety.  They will create posters in class reinforcing one of the theater safety principles.  They will then move into costuming.

7th graders will spend the first part of the week performing their dialogue scenes.  Towards the end of the week they will be introduced to Storytelling as a Theatrical art.

8th graders are designing sets, costumes, posters and flyers for their musicals….and will then be allowed class time to work on creating those things for their own musicals.  They’ll create a shoebox set model, a poster, and a flyer, but will only present DESIGNED costumes (as opposed to actually creating the costumes).  The latter part of the week will be dedicated to rehearsing their musical and choreographed dance routine.

This week in Broadcasting:

Students are filming their music videos.  This week will be spent filming as much of it as possible, and then the editing process will begin.

4/22 – 4/26 News Teams

Due to testing, the news team could change from day to day this week. Here is the posted schedule:
Monday, April 22:  Cayden, Brody, Cindy, Sydney, Emily, Ryan
Tuesday, April 23:  Katelyn, Zoe, Ben, Landen, Lucy, Claire
Wednesday, April 24 – Friday, April 26:  Kelsey, Brody, Ben, Claire, Emily, Ryan

4.15.19 – 4.19.19

This week in Drama:

Students begin each class working on a Vocabulary project. Students will each need 20 notecards this 9 weeks to create flash cards with their vocabulary words. Please send those in with your student ASAP.

6th graders are finishing their Pantomime performances.  The remainder of the week will be spent exploring strategies to help with stage fright and then looking into theater safety.

7th graders are diligently rehearsing their monologues and dialogues.  They will begin performances towards the end of the week.

8th graders have completed their scripts and are now exploring more aspects of producing a musical.  This week they’ll learn the logistics of creating sets, costumes, posters and flyers….and will then be allowed class time to work on creating those things for their own musicals.

This week in Broadcasting:

Students are still planning their music videos.  They’ll begin filming this week.  They have also been practicing scriptwriting and storyboarding through an assignment that is due this Friday, April 19th.

4.15.19 – 4.19.19 News Teams

Due to testing, the news team could change from day to day this week.  Here is the posted schedule:

Monday, April 15:  Cayden, Aiden, Josh, Brody, Emily, and Brantley

Tuesday, April 16:  Josie, Alyssa, Caleb, Lucy, Reilly, and Ben

Wednesday, April 17 – Friday,. April 19:  Josie, Aiden, Caleb, Lucy, Reilly, and Brantley

4.8.19 – 4.12.19

This week in Drama:

Students begin each class working on a Vocabulary project. Students will each need 20 notecards this 9 weeks to create flash cards with their vocabulary words. Please send those in with your student ASAP.

All Drama classes will have their first Vocab Quiz this Friday (April 12th) on words 1-10.

6th graders have been introduced to Pantomime and will be given a Pantomime assignment this week.  They will rehearse and perform these towards the end of the week.

7th graders will explore Stage Fright a little bit before being introduced to Dialogue and Monologue.  They will have their choice of which to perform and will begin rehearsing by the end of the week.

8th graders are writing their scripts for the musicals.  They will spend Monday – Wednesday writing with their team, then we’ll move into Choreography, Blocking and Staging, and Marketing and Publicity.

This week in Broadcasting:

Students will be introduced to Music Videos and will be teamed together to create one of their own.  This week will be spent in the pre-production phase of planning and storyboarding.

3.25.19 – 03.29.19

This week in Drama:

Students are beginning their vocabulary projects this week. Students will each need 20 notecards this 9 weeks to create flash cards with their vocabulary words. Please send those in with your student ASAP.

6th graders will start the week finishing their short skits.  Then, they’ll explore the History of Theater and Audience Etiquette.

7th graders are working on the History of Theater and will complete a gallery walk through different time periods.  They’ll then work on voice and Audience Etiquette..

8th graders will be preparing for their musicals this week.  They’ll learn which team they’re on, then they’ll select a song, explore career options as they select the role they’ll play in the production, develop their storyline, and begin writing their team’s script.

This week in Broadcasting:

Students have finished their “Day in the Life of an Inanimate Object” video pieces and will evaluate each other’s work this week.  After that, we will move into Music Videos.