This week in Drama:
What a crazy week with all of the weather issues! We are excited to be back at school and are looking forward to working hard to make up what we’ve missed. 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 exploring Pantomime this week. They will then be given an assignment where they have to write a 12 step pantomime, rehearse, and then perform it in front of the class.
7th graders are practicing proper audience etiquette and will begin understanding stage fright. We hope to master a few strategies to help cope with performance anxiety before moving into Dialogue by the end of the week.
8th graders will be selecting their songs for the musicals they’ll write. Then, they’ll explore different careers available in a musical production before assigning roles and writing their scripts.
This week in Broadcasting:
Students have been exploring world population and researching sustainable solutions for issues related to the increasing number of people on the planet. They will use this information to form groups and create PSA’s about these sustainable solutions. PSA’s will be entered into a contest (pending parent approval) sponsored by the World of 7 Billion organization. This week will be spent planning their PSA with their group, writing scripts, and drawing storyboards.
Also, students have been given their B-roll assignment for the spring. 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 May 4th, 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, May 4th will result in a grade of zero for this video project. Thank you for understanding.