Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Wow I completely forgot to do my scribe, I had just gotten back from my grandma's funeral and I guess I was still a little out of it. But anyways, on Monday, we discussed the grammar packet and had questions answered. Then, we finished Act 2 by reading scene 5. We talked about it a little and then we had our Act 2 quiz, which we weren't all ready to take! After, Mrs. Moritz gave people parts for Act 3. Some people were volunteers and others were "lucky" enough to be chosen :]. Since there wasn't enough time left to start Act 3, we hung out and talked for the rest of class.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Sorry this is a little late but here is what we did on Friday. We began class once again by being so loud that we can’t even hear the announcements. Mrs. Moritz told us that we needed to be quite so that we could hear the pledge and the announcements. Then the winners of the mask contest were awarded candy from Mrs. Moritz. The three categories were best representation of character, best disguise, and most creative. The winners were Lisa for best representation of character, Matt and Matt for best disguise, and Joe for most creative. After the mask contest winners got their candy we made a stage and began reading the famous balcony scene. “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo” does not mean Romeo where are you but it means why do you have to be a Montague. This line is very famous but some people don’t really know what it means. After we finished reading the scene we watched the Zaferelli version and Romeo kind of looked like Zack Efron. After the scene from the movie was over we discussed why Romeo and Juliet were acting the way they were acting. They were just acting like two teenagers in “love”. We didn’t quite get through all of Act II so the homework is to finish Act II for Monday. Also work on grammar packet, get to page 278.
Friday, May 2, 2008
To begin class today, Mrs. Moritz anounced the winners of the mask contests. The prize was a candy of choice of Moritz's bucket. Shortly after, we began reading from Romeo and Juliet. We began by reading Act II, scene II (aka balcony scene) and we had a brief discusion about the chapter and watched the Zaparelli (excuse my spelling) verson of the scene. We continued on to scene III and scene IV. Afterwards, Mrs. Moritz went into a small lecture about the chatting during the reading. Homework is getting to 278 in the grammer packet.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Today in class we began by taking a quiz over Act One. After that we got up and walked around in order to look at everyones masks. We voted on most creative, best disguise, and best representation of a character. We put on our masks and tried to learn the dance exhibitted in Romeo and Juliet for about 20 minutes. We then talked about the word night's signifigance in the play. Night helps set the romantic tone. We then turned in our night word traces. We acted out the first scene in the 2nd Act for the last 10 minutes of class.