Holiday show for 2012!
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Judy Drury B.S. Education: Speech/English MA: Communication/Theatre
Drama 7, Drama 8, 7th grade LA Pre AP, UIL coach for Oral Reading 6th,7th, 8th
I love teaching and I love working with kids! Each grade level is completely different, so I enjoy getting to see the students in the department grow. There is a great deal of joy in watching students during the years when they "soak up" the skills and when they start to bloom. There are many different kinds of talent in theatre and I value them all, whether you are the star on the stage or the person running the spotlight. It takes everyone pulling together to make a production shine.
This year I also look forward to teaching 7th grade Pre AP Language Arts. We have a new Language Arts College Board Curriculum which includes much more public speaking, presentation skills, and theatre information than in the past. For students to be well prepared for success in the business world of the future, they must not only be able to read and write well, but be able to communicate well using verbal and nonverbal commuication skills. In Language Arts, we want to help the student find his or her voice not only through writing, but eventually as a speaker before graduation. That takes time to develop! We'll start just by learning to speak at a louder volulme during discussions. You can help by encouraging the quiet or shy child to speak a little louder at home, too. Public speaking requires the teeth to be farther apart then in a regular conversation. Please also encourage students to make eye contact when they speak with others. Homework will be lilsted on the same page with theatre homework.Thank you so much for your support.
drama VIDEO-WHAT DO WE DO?
(CHECK OUT THE HALELUJAH VIDEO THAT 8TH GRADE MADE, TOO!)
video 09-10 CHECK OUT BOTH OF THESE FUN VIDEOS TO GET A FEEL FOR THEATRE CLASSES!
Hobbies: Reading, camping, singing, acting, gardening
Movies: The Princess Bride, The Patriot, Brave Heart, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,
It's a Wonderful Life, and Facing the Giants
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Tip to Students: If you practice wrong, you perform wrong! Take the time to practice the way you will actually perform!
Department Motto: "Use what talents you possess. The world would be silent if no birds sang, except
those who sang best."
Congratulations Drama Squad! You were wonderful at UIL!