Current Topics and Projects
6th Grade - As a class, students are reading a play script (Charlotte's Web) and discussing casting requirements. We are stepping into the role of Director and discussing what each characters physical and personality traits are. When we are finished reading, students will have the opportunity to cast the show with actors they feel are appropriate for each role.
7th Grade - Students are learning about "Stage Directions," (Stage Right, Stage Left, Downstage, Upstage) and how directors use them to "Block" the show. "Blocking" is the movement the actors perform on stage. In groups students will receive stage directions that they must integrate into their own scenes. They will write and rehearse these scenes and present them to the class.
8th Grade - Students will be further exploring how "Production Teams" work by stepping into the roles of "Set Designers." In small groups students will read "Hansel and Gretel" and design their own version of the candy house. Using supplies provided, groups will then create set models of their designs.
About Daily Participation Grades
Students receive a point value between 0-3 for their daily participation grade. These daily grades are totaled together to create their participation grade for the term.
3 - Student is focused on the lesson. Volunteering for an activity or to answer a question. They are respectful of other classmates and are following all class and school rules. They have completed the daily task/assignment to the best of their ability.
2 - Student is focused on the lesson for a majority (or all) of the time but have not volunteered to answer a question or participate in an activity. They have completed most (or all) of the assignment to the best of their ability. They may have been spoken to regarding respecting other classmates or following class / school rules.
1 - Student is not focused on the lesson and has to be spoken to to return attention. They do not volunteer to answer a question or activity or they have been spoken to more then once regarding disrespect towards a classmate or class/school rule. They have completed only a small portion of the daily task.
0 - Student is not focused on the lesson and is distracting others from the task at hand. They have been asked to leave a class due to breaking a class or school rule. They did not complete any task at hand while in the classroom