• FYI:

    Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.).  These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.


    I hope this finds everyone healthy and not getting too bored.  As of this time, we have no idea when we'll be back at school so I'm giving you some ideas to keep you busy during this time.  I believe I have everything graded that has been turned in.  If you have a zero for something that you think you've turned in, e-mail me at michelle.bednar1@marion.k12.fl.us.  I will look through everything I have available here at home, however at this time teachers can not get back into the classrooms until Monday, March 30th.

    As for now, the district has postponed any field trips and has not yet cancelled them.  When/if that status changes, we will let you know regarding refunds for Fun Spot and Washington, DC.


    You can reach me at 352-405-1107 by text or phone call.  I will be available from 10:30 - 11:30 and 1:00 - 2:00 daily M-F for phone calls.  I will respond to text messages during school hours:  9:20 AM - 3:35 PM. You can also e-mail me at michelle.bednar1@marion.k12.fl.us.


    Check the pages on my website for your class for regular assignments beginning on Wednesday, April 1st.  Wednesday, April 1 was considered a B day, April 2 an A day, etc.


    I have set up google classrooms as a method for you to drop work into folder to be graded and to receive assignments additionally to this website.  View attached document to show you how to accept the invitation to the classroom.     How to Accept Google Classroom Invites

    Parent's Guide to Google Classrooms:  Parent's Guide to Google Classroom.  I am currently not able to e-mail guardian's through Google Classroom.  It tells me that I do not have access to that.  I'm working on figuring this out.  So sorry for the inconvenience.

    All assignments will be posted under "assignments" on my website as well as through Google Classroom.


    Advanced Theatre and Theatre 1 students:  this would be a fantastic time to get your 4th quarter live performance review done.  You can use this website to find a Broadway play or musical to review   https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home.

    Just a few reminders: 

    Titles of plays are always in quotes or italicized.  All important words should be in capital letters.

    By middle school, paragraphs should be no shorter than five complex sentences each.

    Paragraph 1 is a synopsis of the play...the plot line including the aspects of a plot line.  Exposition, rising action, climax, declining action, resolution (or denoument).  This should be in YOUR OWN WORDS not cut and pasted from a website.

    Paragraph 2 and 3 you choose what you want to analyze in the play.  Costumes and make up, setting and props, lighting and sound, or performance of actors.  Whichever two you choose, you need to give specific examples from the plays, not just your opinion.  If you choose a performer to analyze, I don't need to know why they are your favorite, but give specific examples from the play of what they do well or don't do well.

    Paragraph 4 is a comparison of the play your are reviewing with a play you've already seen.  Again, give specific examples of how they are alike or different, how one is better than the other, etc.  It should not be a one sentence paragraph telling which you liked better.


    Tech Theatre 1:  You need to watch a classic play or use a play from this website   https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home

    You'll need to watch the play you've chosen paying attention to the technical portions of the play.  Write at least one paragraph describing how the play dealt with each of these topics:

    costumes and make up



    lighting and/or sound

    and one paragraph describing your interpretation of the play


    Advanced Theatre:  At this time we have no idea what will happen with the rest of the school year.  It is my hope that we will be able to perform all three plays before school gets out, but definitely won't be in April.  Since there is no state mandated testing this year, we will be able to have activities during that time. You should continue to work on memorizing your lines, using whatever social media format you can to hopefully get together with those in your scenes to run lines with.  That way, when we get back, you can be ready for more blocking.  Also be thinking about collecting parts for your costumes, but don't spend much money on them in case we are unable to perform them this year.


    Theatre 1:  You have to prepare a monologue as part of your final project.  The monologue has to be from a published play or a published monologue.  There are many places to look for these.  One website I use is offering a newsletter and free monologues for you to use.  You do have to sign up for their free newsletter in order to do this: https://www.pioneerdrama.com/contactlist.asp?campaign=MM20200324.  They are also asking you to share your monologues as you're performing them.  Their newsletter shares their information. There are other websites that have appropriate plays like Theatrefolk, Playscripts, Youth-plays.  You can search on any other websites, it does not have to come from ones that I mentioned.

    Your monologue should be at least one minute long but no more than five minutes.  Pick something that speaks to you and that you easily relate.  


    Intensive Math:

    These are assignments you can work on from www.thatquiz.org.  If you need paper versions, please let me know and I will print out packets and have them for you in the office after I can get into school next week.

    Multiplication Facts:  #15  2S8M9GSP, #16  YVIDIOB2,  #17  LFFXD1XH,  #18  KRACYCXZ ,  #19  FOSD69FH

    #20  HAI5V4WB

    Lessons:  Multiplying Fractions and simplifying answer:  JDZ449RW

    Dividing Fractions and simplifying answers:  SP9USUWA            Arithmetic #5   DDMRWVY3

    Exponents #4   YKNE5RO6         Solving Expressions  8YX7NXJX             Averages # 4  ZVNNX2H8


    Email me if you have any questions:  michelle.bednar1@marion.k12.fl.us