with Michelle Cameron
Today was week one of play practice. Thanks so much to Jayne and Susan for helping out in class so I could have each group rehearse privately. We’ll do this again for the next couple of weeks.
The students now have their final scripts. I’ve told them (multiple times) that they are now responsible for hanging on to them. (Of course I’ll bring a couple of extras, anticipating that they won’t.) They’re determined to learn their lines by heart, so they should focus on this during the week.
For those students who missed class today, I’ll email the final script home to you. Do look out for the email.
As the groups were rehearsing, the rest of the students were using The Writers Circle’s Story Magic Cards to create new stories. We discussed the fact that some writers write more quickly than others, so those who did not manage to complete their stories in class should take the time this week to do so at home. Don’t worry if these stories don’t make a lot of sense – the cards prompted the kids to add some whacky situations to their stories.
Finally, I would like to begin practicing the reading portion of our last class/reading/performance, as well as setting up the digital final publication. Thus far, I only have electronic versions of writing from Gabriella, James, and David. Please send them to me either as a Word document (preferred) or in text. Emily, for instance, submitted hers in Pages format, which I can’t convert.
PLEASE HAVE THEM FINALIZE ANY CORRECTIONS AND EMAIL ME THEIR WRITING. Some of them still have some serious rewriting to do – they should know who they are! Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, please. I’ll be setting up their online publication over the next few weeks.
The kids are excited about the performance – as am I!