FRIDAY FUN in the FORUM – November 24

Please complete the sign up form to participate. All performers must pay 20HKD to participate with all monies collecting going to the DDD Charity sponsored that week.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact kimberlybutler@cdnis.edu.hk directly.

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Grade 4 Summative

This week, students in grade 4 started their summative task to produce a fractured fairy tale play. With a focus on CREATING, students will be making connections between what they have learned in class, and putting that knowledge into action. They will inquire into how to produce a play with opportunities to be the director, costume designer, props manager, and technician. Roles also include being a member of the cast in main characters, minor or supporting roles, or being part of the ensemble.  They will be risk-takers when cooperating with others, and finding solutions to problems.

Check back for more in the coming weeks!

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Grade 6 Monologue Home Learning

Please come prepared to class the week of October 16-20 with a monologue that you’d like to learn and perform for your summative assignment. Once you find one or two that you think will be suitable, print out the text, or copy it into your PA notebook.

You may use the websites below to get started!

Monologues for Kids from Stagemilk – some of these are too short. Make sure your monologue is at least 1 minute or more in length.

Freedrama has lots of funny monologues

MonologueBlogger has a lot of good monologues. Make sure it’s school-appropriate!

Children’s Monologues is a great resource for some more modern scripts.

Free Monologues for Kids has a lot of interesting and funny ones to choose from

Monologues for Acting has lots to choose from – make sure it’s school-appropriate!

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Friday Fun in the Forum – October 27

Please complete the sign up form to participate. All performers must pay 20HKD to participate with all monies collecting going to the DDD Charity sponsored that week.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact kimberlybutler@cdnis.edu.hk directly.

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70th Hong Kong Music Festival is OPEN for Registration

LS and US students interested in participating in the 70th HK Schools Music Festival must complete either the DUO form, or the SOLO form and submit them, along with payment to Mrs. Kimberly Butler (LS) or Ms. Jessy Po (US). Fees must be paid by cheque to CDNIS. Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 13. For more information regarding fees for duo and solo performances, please access the festival syllabus.

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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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