Earlier in the year, Level 3 and 4 students took part in the Captain AB song writing challenge. We did lots of research and discussed how we could compose a song using Garageband – everything from writing lyrics to layering tracks. Although we are not experts in composition yet, we had lots of fun working in groups and writing a meaningful and original song to tackle anti-bullying. I have to say I am super proud of all Level 3 and 4 students to giving this activity a go!
Here are some groups I wanted to acknowledge for their hard work. These students showed collaboration, creative thinking and critical thinking in order to achieve their final result.
above Grace’s group (4B)
above Keanah’s group (3S)
above Lily’s group (3S)
above Christian’s group (4O)
above Joanne’s group (3/4A)
A huge congratulations to these groups! I hope all student’s gained some insight into composing a song – you can give it a go at home!
Level 5 and 6 students have been learning about Drama this term. We have worked collaboratively in drama groups to create an original/pre-written script that will be performed at the end of the term.
We have created anchor charts and discussed what we think is important in a drama performance. Some of the points include: tone, movement, incorporating appropriate characteristics in our performance and keeping the audience engaged.
Students have a great deal of voice and choice in this unit – they can choose their characters, plot and how they present their final performance to the class. Students can incorporate their strengths into the performance and are encouraged to support all members of their group.
We reflect on our progress at the end of each lesson and give each other feedback on how we can continue to improve our performances each week.
For Level 5 and 6 students – here is the assessment rubric for this unit to refer to each week: Level 5 and 6 Drama Unit. Students/groups are also encouraged to send regular feedback, questions and comments through Showbie to document new ideas.
I have been really impressed with the original ideas from groups and their ability to refine their ideas through listening to constructive feedback. Looking forward to seeing the final performances!