11.13.17 – 11.17.17

This week in Drama:

All three grade levels come into class daily and have the first 10 minutes to work on their quarter-long Vocabulary project. Please encourage your student to stay on top of these terms as the final project is worth a Performance Grade at the end of the quarter.

6th graders are starting the week by taking a “field trip” to our school’s theater.  They will be exposed to the technical aspects of the theater, as well as learn about theater safety.  Then, they will finish the week with Costuming.

7th graders are performing their dialogue scenes.  When they finish those performances, they will be introduced to Improv and will practice their improvisational skills through acting games.

8th graders have now learned about many different responsibilities that are involved in producing a musical.  This week is a “work week” where they will finish designing their advertising poster, costumes, and flyers.  They will design their sets and create shoebox models of them, and will rehearse their musicals using their scripts while they choreograph dance routines to the song. 

This week in Broadcasting:

Students have completed presentations on a journalist in history and will be presenting these to the class this week.  The presentations are each 5-8 minutes long, so it will take some time to get through all of them.  We are looking forward to seeing how much information the students have been able to find about these famous journalists in history.

NOTE:  All Broadcasting students have been assigned a “B-roll” assignment.  They must collect video footage from an event here at Durham and edit the footage into a 30 second piece to air on our morning news.  They will also need to write a script for our anchors to read to go along with the B-roll.  This video is not due until December 8th, but students should not wait until then to turn it in.  They are welcome to collect footage, edit, and turn it in any time between now and then.  Because of the amount of time given for this assignment, no extensions will be given and failure to turn in a B-roll piece by Friday, December 8th will result in a grade of zero for this video project.  Thank you for understanding.


Other due dates for Broadcasting:

Bias in the Media Poll – due Friday, November 17

Wildcat Way Today News Show Critiques – due Friday, December 15