Dear Grade 8's,
I am so proud of you and excited for you. Tonight's performance was a wonderful representation of all the effort you put into these productions for the last 4 weeks. On the stage and behind the scenes, people were focused, serious, and super supportive.
I'm absolutely thrilled to be able to work with wonderful classes like yours. I hope you all had fun preparing and presenting these plays. I hope you learned a thing or two about theatre, Shakespeare, literature, and your specific jobs.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support in putting this play on. It takes a lot of effort to put together an evening like this and through all the lent items, driving kids around, script reading, etc... you have helped enormously. If you were able to attend this evening, an extra special thank you for the time you spent on our metal chairs! =)
I hope you all have a wonderful Winter Break. See you in 2018!
We spent the day putting finishing touches on our performance. We're all very excited to have everyone join us for a fun evening.
Tickets are on sale at lunch and will be available in the lobby on Wednesday evening.
or pay what you can
After our dress rehearsal on Friday, here are the items we are in most dire need of:
A witches cauldron
Black witch-like dresses
A long haired wig
An adhesive moustache
Some boys shirts that look like this:
(leggings, short shorts, caps (neutral colours)
Thank you all!
In Social Studies today, we reviewed the City States works sheet. Students shared what they had learned about Florence, Venice, and Genoa. On Monday we will dive deeper into the similarities and differences between these City States and, more importantly, their significance.
We are inching closer to our ELA performance. Tomorrow all three grade 8 classes will be working together in the gym to rehearse their plays with the lighting, sound, and sets.
Students were busy today running lines, painting sets pieces, cutting out tickets... all in preparation of our performance 1 week from this evening!
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at lunch time:
Pay What You Can
Makes a great holiday gift! =)
In Social Studies we read about, watched a video about, answered questions about, and discussed The Printing Press. The key takeaways were:
I returned but did not review the City States handout. We will review it tomorrow. If students have not handed this in, they need to do so.
We had some more great rehearsals today. Students should be running lines at home to make sure they are firmly planted in their brains. When you practice outside of school and when we have time to practice in class, remember to slow down and say each word as clearly as possible. Tomorrow and Thursday we'll be practicing transitions from one scene to another.
Please see the list below for props and costumes that we need.
Thank you all!
Hello Grade 8's,
While you're at home enjoying your long weekend, please take a few minutes to look in your closets and talk to your parents/guardians to see if we can borrow any of the following items (or any items you think we could use).
Wigs (brown and blonde)
Hair Spray (spiking)
White Face Paint
A White Bed Sheet (that we can cut holes in)
Sash Style Belts
Black Robes (for witches)
Any medieval-looking vests/shirts
We completed the blocking for An Evening With The Bard today and it's looking wonderful! Students who are working on technical aspects need to be ready to send a list home today. If you need to email it to me that's okay. I'll be happy to pass it along via the blog this evening.
We were also treated to a few more student presentations. Thank you, presenters!
Tomorrow we are being visited by the Calgary Public library.
Students are asked to use this long weekend to fully prepare for our production. When we meet on Monday, I'm looking forward to lists, plans, props, costumes, memorized lines...
Also, on Monday we will be reviewing the City States. If you have not submitted your sheet, please do so before you leave for the weekend.
Finally, some parent letters regarding An Evening With The Bard have not yet been returned. Please return these tomorrow.
We are making some wonderful progress with our one-act plays. Students are excited and working hard to support each other. Today we were able to get a lot of blocking completed.
1. Finalize your plans and make a list of things you need (props, costumes, supplies...) so we can collect them over the long weekend. Actors: work alone or with a partner to memorize your lines.
2. Annotate your texts (see the rubric I passed out in class today for reference)
1. If you haven't submitted your City State research assignment, please do! =)