Middle Schools + Group Projects + Time Management = ?!?!
I’m doing something BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW this year in my room to teach narrative plot structure to my 6th - 8th graders: We’ve created story boards, plot outlines, and scripts all to built up to (drumroll) filming short movies!!! My kids have been so excited and hardworking in every step towards this goal, starting back about two weeks ago. Here’s a brief summary of the last leg of the timeline.
Me: “Guys, we’re filming Wednesday. You’ve had a almost two weeks to work with your groups to finish your scripts, props, and rehearse. You guys ready?
Them: WE’RE SO F-ING READY! YAAHHRRHRHH!!!
Me: ”K guys, tomorrow is the day. Does anyone need more time? I can give you more time!”
Them: “LET US FILM BWRRWAARRRRRRR WE’VE BEEN READY FOR YEARZZZZ #FILM4LYFE”
Me: “Ok, let’s start filming!”
Every group: “Oh we didn’t finish the prop…” “Who is speaking first?” “What is a script again? What do you mean this has to have a begnning, a middle, and an end…” Literal quote: “I thought I could just film me cracking an egg on my head and call it art.”