Work hard. Be nice. Have courage.
May 9, 2016
This flyer contains:
- Announcements about KISD camps
- Classroom updates: Shakespeare and Lip Syncing!
- BCI in the House--NEW DATES!
- Popcorn Tribe-Shrek
- Huzzah Tribe-Going strong!
Stories Under the Big Top
KISD Theatre Camps!
Sixth Grade Classes
- Thank you SO MUCH to all who donated to our party! See a few pics below--I'm afraid I was too caught up in the day to be a great photographer. We played Kahoot, built Globe models out of Legos, drew Shakespeare portraits, and enjoyed Elizabethan cuisine. It was a great day!
A Midsummer Night's Dream
- We have finished the heart of the play! This week, we have STAAR and our guest instructor, Richard Haratine. Next week, we will begin our final project for the year: performing Act 5 of Midsummer!
Ask your student
- What does Puck to do Bottom?
- Who ends up falling in love with Bottom?
- How do you think the play will end?
As I stare at the rolling ocean waves
I inhale and breathe in the beachy air
My eyes find a large cliff and a few caves
The subtle breeze gently rustles my hair
My feet sink into the sugar-like sand
A tall palm tree hangs right above my head
I feel as if I am in Wonderland
I hear the ocean calling me ahead
Step by step I walk along the beach shore
The cold water touches my pinky toe
I hope I’ll be able to come once more
If it were up to me, I’d never go
I feel sunlight shining upon my face
Surely, the beach is my favorite place
Thou art the morning blossom of the sky
For you unlocked the gate into my heart
Thy wish to glide along the world so high
I hope that we shall never grow apart
The day you descend to the standing ground
I swear to help you into the cloud’s hands
Where you shall stay forever safe and sound
So fly, great friend, for I know you have plans
I stare as your wings flutter with such grace
Your feathers fade into the world of blue
I wish that I could fly at such a pace
As you disappear I cry out for you
I turn away and stand as still as stone
For all great birds can stand all on their own
Fifth Grade Classes
- We are almost done with the play! We just finished Act 4, in which Tinkerbell heroically sacrifices herself for Peter.
- We are finishing up one of my favorite projects, Lip Syncs! (See photo!) This project involves students choreographing moves to a song, working together, AND choosing a song to match a given theme. They practice musical theatre as well as sound design!
Starting on Friday, we will begin our stage makeup demonstration. I will paint a bruise/cut on your students using Ben Nye makeup and latex-free sponges.
This is completely optional, but I thought I would give you a heads up!
Ask Your Student:
- What song did you choose for the lip synch?
- How did the song match your theme?
- How did Tinkerbell save Peter?
- How does Tinkerbell get saved?
- Why does Peter Pan make a better play than a movie in that scene?
BCI in the House: MAY EVENTS!
- This is not required or expected--for fun only!
- Guardians are responsible for their students PLUS the cost of admission. This is NOT a school-sponsored activity and no chaperons will be provided.
- Content: Please be aware that some content may be geared towards older students. It is up to you to research each production to ensure you are comfortable with what your child will see.
May 13th: 39 Steps at Keller High School
May 19th: Peter Pan at Hillwood Middle School
May 20th: One Act Plays at Keller Middle School
39 Steps @ KHS
Friday, May 13th, 7pm
601 Pate Orr Road North
Peter Pan @ HMS
Thursday, May 19th, 7:30pm
8250 Parkwood Hill Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX
Popcorn Tribe-Last Meeting!
That'll do, Donkey. That'll do.
TUESDAY, May 24th, 2:45-5:00.
Ask your student:
How did the author of the Mary Poppins books feel about the Disney movie?
What did you learn about Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke?
Why is this movie considered a classic?
Do you think this movie should be considered a classic?
Students are starting to write scripts based on the characters they created. We talked a little bit about Story Maps and how they can help plan a script. We also discussed some of Pixar's tips and tricks.
May 13th. See you then! HUZZAH!
Ask your student:
Who is your character?
What is your scene about?
How will all the stories connect together?