Friday Fun in the Forum is BACK!

What is it? During Lunch Recess your PA teachers and LSSC reps will host an “open mic” in the forum. This is an informal chance for you to let your performing skills shine. You can perform anything! Play the piano, do a magic trick, sing a song, tell a joke!

How do I sign up?  Add your name and information to the sign up sheet here by September 21st.  Each performance costs 20HKD, must be school-appropriate, and no more than 2 minutes long. Pay right before you perform. Proceeds from the open mic will go to the charity represented on the DDD

What if I’m not ready by next week? Fear not! We’ll be hosting an FFF on each DDD this year!

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G4 Fractured Fairy Tales

Grade 4 – Today in PA class we discovered ways that we can fracture, or change fairy tales in different ways. Students completed a Mad Lib activity with a fairy tale to see how changing the little details can make a big difference in the telling of a story. This relates to our Central Idea that Stories can be constructed, retold and interpreted in different ways. 

Students: for the fairy tale script we fractured today, click here.

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What’s Up in PA?

In Grades 4, 5 and 6 we’ve been learning about:

  • Pantomime
  • Essence Machines
  • Tableau
  • Dynamic shapes
  • Positive and negative space
  • Focus & concentration
  • Being a risk taker
  • Being open-minded
  • Cooperation and Collaboration
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G4 Journal Entry – September 4-8

This week in Grade 4 PA, students need to complete a journal entry reflection about what they did and what they learned in class this week.

Theme Today

  • Sculptor & Clay
  • Positive and Negative Space
  • The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein
  • What makes a good shape? (dynamic, facial expressions etc…)

A few rules:

  • Minimum of 8-10 lines of your notebook
  • Full sentences
  • Brief re-telling of WHAT we did (minimum 2-3 lines)
  • Extensive reflection about WHY we did the activities, and HOW it RELATES to our unit (minimum 5  lines)
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G6 Journal Entry – September 4-8

This week in Grade 6 PA, students are required to complete a journal entry reflection about:

Theme Today

  • “Yes, Let’s” game
  • Pantomime
  • Tableau
  • Baseball Tableau
  • The Moment Before, The Moment Of, The Moment After Tableau

A few rules:

  • Minimum of 8-10 lines of your notebook
  • Full sentences
  • Brief re-telling of WHAT we did (minimum 2-3 lines)
  • Extensive reflection about WHY we did the activities, and HOW it RELATES to our unit (minimum 5  lines)
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G5 Journal Entry – September 4-8

This week in Grade 5 PA, students need to complete a journal entry reflection about what they did and what they learned in class this week.

Theme Today

  • “What are you doing?” game
  • Pantomime
  • Tableau
  • Baseball Tableau
  • Folk Tale Tableau

A few rules:

  • Minimum of 8-10 lines of your notebook
  • Full sentences
  • Brief re-telling of WHAT we did (minimum 2-3 lines)
  • Extensive reflection about WHY we did the activities, and HOW it RELATES to our unit (minimum 5  lines)

 

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Grade 5 Home Learning

G5 – Week of September 4-8

Please bring in a folk tale from your culture/heritage, or any culture to share with your class. This could be a book, printed from online, or you could tell us one orally – it’s up to you.

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ASSEMBLY SOLO PERFORMANCES

Each year, students in the Lower School are invited to audition to perform in grade level assemblies. Students may prepare a short solo or small ensemble piece of no more than 3 minutes. This opportunity is optional and is a great chance for young musicians to exhibit the music making that they do outside of school!

To sign-up for students in Grade 4-Grade 6, please fill in the information on  the Grade 4-6 Sign-Up Form. Sign-ups are first come, first serve (please use a CDNIS email address to sign up)! Students may only sign-up to perform in an assembly for their current grade level. Please only sign-up for one date to give more students an opportunity to perform! Also note that Grade 4 students may only sign up for the assembly that their class is hosting.

All assemblies are hosted in the Alan Dick Forum. Assemblies start at 1:40.

Once the form is completed you will receive an email from a Performing Arts teacher regarding an audition time and location. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Butler at kimberlybutler@cdnis.edu.hk

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Grade 5/6 BAND

All grade 5/6 students are invited to join the beginning band. Rehearsals start on September 6th. All interested students must fill in this form using their CDNIS login.

Each student will be given a chance, either during lunch or after school to try out the instruments and make their choice before the first rehearsal.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Butler at kimberlybutler@cdnis.edu.hk

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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

It’s going to be a busy, yet amazing year in Performing Arts with Mrs. Butler. Welcome to all the new and returning students at CDNIS. Some of the highlights this year will include recorder, ukulele *G5/6), Young Americans (G6), Seussical The Musical, Strings Ensemble, Beginning Band, Treble Timbertones, and more!

Please check my blog regularly. You’ll find posts about upcoming events and work by YOU!

I’m looking forward to an amazing year of music making and learning with you!!

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