This past week we introduced acrylic paint and focused on blending and working with a limited color palette. We also tried a technique called “layering” which involved everyone painting some convincing chili peppers. Finally, the students interpreted the short story “The Golden Fish” which involves a fisherman, a wish granting fish, and a persistent wife.
This past week was exciting as the students at both centers developed their ability to convey their emotions and opinions through poetic language. The students worked on Autobiographical Poems as well as Criticism Poems. This upcoming week we will finish the poetry segment and hopefully learn some more technical aspects of creative writing.
This week we continued work on enunciation. We also worked on learning theater vocabulary, stage directions, and theater etiquette. At the end of the week we had a lesson on techniques in improvisation. My students seemed to enjoy their first jabs at real acting. I look forward to continuing improv work next week.
This week in sports and nutrition I wanted to introduce new games that promote exercise. The games are simple and only need a ball. On Tuesday we played a version of blindfolded picitonary and then played handball. The handball game got really competitive and fun! On Wednesday we did an exercise called the Helium Stick, which promotes teamwork and leadership and then we played Kickball. Overall, a very active week!
This week in journalism class we learned how to outline an article before writing it. Next week, the students will write articles based on firsthand experiences!