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 spending the week exploring costume design. They have been assigned a character and will design a costume for it.
7th graders are developing stories to tell for a Storytelling performance. This week will be spent revising and rehearsing their performances. These performances will need to be between 3 to 5 minutes in length and will be performed after the break.
8th graders have a lot of things due this week for their musicals. Costume designs, their advertising posters and flyers, and the completion of their binders. The set models will be due after the break.
This week in Broadcasting:
Students are finishing their PSA’s for the World of 7 Billion contest. Unfortunately, so many of them have had technical issues that I’ve had to give some of them an alternate assignment. This is very disappointing because I know they have worked really hard on these.
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.