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IVY HAWN ELEMENTARY DRAMA

RACHEL TERHUNE

About

about Mrs. Terhune

              Previous to Ivy Hawn, I had been running a small dance/theatre company on the side.  My company had owned a small studio where we provided classes and produced community theatre performances.  My personal education and degrees are in theatre.  I graduated from Florida School of the Arts with an AA in Acting and the University of Central Florida with a BA in General Theatre.  

              I love teaching! My curriculum is full of variety as I have the pleasure to teach K-5.  The range of student ages and their approaches to theatre is fascinating.  I love being able to provide them with their first glimpse of this art form and see their eyes light up.  My approach has been basically a walk through history, starting with the Greeks, moving through Shakespeare, and a few other time periods before reaching contemporary drama and musicals.  I personally have researched a variety of teaching methods and I gravitate toward a Montessori style of providing the class with the ability to be independent and curious at all times.

4th/5th

4th/5th Grade Drama Units/Lesson Plans

August

- Classroom Procedures and Intro to Elementary Drama

- Parts of the Stage (9 locations)

- Mime history and skillset (mirroring, partner work, etc.)

September

- Mime scenes, partner work

- Greek theatre history (mask work and creation)

- Showcase choices/casting

October

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

- Shakespeare history and script reading

- Showcase rehearsals

November

- Character Study (creation and documentation; costume design included)

- Showcase rehearsals

December

- Showcase rehearsals

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

- Review of fall semester topics
January

- Showcase performances
- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)
- Tableaus 

- Radio Dramas 

February

- African American Theatre (history and script reading)

- Scene building (character work, ensemble acting, etc.)

March

- Beginning of Monologue unit (character voice, fundamentals of playwrighting, etc.)

- Game Play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

- Improv discussion (history and game play)

April

- Finalization of Monologues (performance, critique, etc.)

- 4 person rapid-fire scene writing, Set design

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

May
- Stage Makeup (complete with in-class demonstration)

- Intro to Musicals (review of Broadway pieces and discussion)

- Review of Spring semester lessons, primary focus on theatrical vocabulary

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

2nd/3rd

2nd/3rd Grade Drama Units/Lesson Plans

August

- Classroom Procedures and Intro to Elementary Drama

- Parts of the Stage (9 locations, group test)

- Mime history and skillset (Pass the Face, Guess the Activity, etc.)

September

- Puppet work 

- Greek theatre history (mask work and creation)

- Group Character Study (creation and documentation; costume design included)

October

- Script work (reading scenes and whole class plays)

- Shakespeare history and London's Globe tour

- - Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

November

- Personal history accounts and stage practice (Story of Name, Star Student, etc.)

- Conflict Resolution using puppetry (improv skills and problem solving)

- Showcase Casting

December

- Showcase Rehearsals

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

- Set Design

- Review of fall semester topics

January

- Showcase Rehearsals

- Intro to Musicals (review of Broadway pieces and discussions)

- Radio Drama (history and activities, Mick Munter & Dr. Floyd)

February

- Showcase Rehearsals

- Scene work and history (either Latin Theatre or Native American Theatre)

- Story creation 

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

March

- Showcase Performances

- Script reading 

- Stage Makeup with in-class demonstration

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

April 

- 2-person scene creation (story building, script writing, rehearsals and production)

- Tech Jobs in theatre (outside performance)

- Environment work

May

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

- 2-person scene performances

- Script reading

- Review fundamentals

1/Kin

1st Grade/Kindergarten Drama Units/Lesson Plans

August

- Classroom Procedures and Intro to Elementary Drama

- Parts of the Stage (9 locations, group test)

- Mime history and skillset (Pass the Face, Guess the Activity, etc.)

September

- Puppet work 

- Greek theatre history (mask work and creation)

- Group Character Study (creation and documentation; costume design included)

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

October

- Script work (reading scenes and whole class plays)

- Shakespeare history and London's Globe tour

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

November

- Personal history accounts and stage practice (Story of Name, Star Student, etc.)

- Conflict Resolution using puppetry (improv skills and problem-solving)

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

December

- Showcase Casting

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

- Set Design

- Review of fall semester topics

January

- How to Build a Story

- Fairy Tale Unit (create our own fairy tale, turn into script, performance)

- Radio Drama (history and activities; Story Pirates)

- Showcase Rehearsals

February

- Showcase Rehearsals

- Energy
- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games) 

March

- Showcase Rehearsals

- Kabuki (history and activities)

- Stage Makeup (kabuki oriented)

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

April

- Showcase Rehearsals
- Free imagination play (centers based on costumes, props, and design)

- Puppet Work

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

May

- Showcase Performances

- Character Voice Work

- Environment Tableaus

- Character Creation (costume design and character study)

- Game play (variety of improv, concentration, focus, and character games)

Contact

Feel free to contact me about any Elementary Drama class happenings at terhuner@ivyhawnschool.org or on the Remind app @ihedrama

Extracurricular Drama Activities

TSquad & More

Please find all information pertaining to after-school theatre activities here.

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TSquad

Auditions are coming up.

You need the following:

TSquad Audition Form
What do I need to know for Auditions?
TSquad Fees

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Mainastage Productions

Our Fall Mainstage Show will be...

Mystery at Shady Acres!

Audition forms can be found here

Tickets can be purchased here!

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Showcases Performances

Coming Soon!

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