Sunday, May 18, 2008

T.T.T.Thrriiileeerr...

FINALLY! After three years of knocking our heads together to find a perfect book to portray, we won the Rotary’s Parade of Books! Fake Fat Frugal Felix came up with the idea of dancing thriller. For some reason she started listening to MJ again, maybe because she bought the CD for 50 cents in Bali (if you know Di, anything below a dollar is worth buying or when it's free it's worth keeping).

So we brainstormed a couple of scary books and decided on “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. Between Flipflop, Frugal and I, the Fish-lover, we have never read the book. So as responsible teachers, we “googled” up the summary and figured we could create our masterpiece from there. To our surprise, Frankenstein was not the monster! He was actually a scientist who wanted to solve the “riddle of life.” He wanted to create a man that would be a symbol of the power of science, a science that would determine life and death. But when his creation came to life it was extremely hideous he ran away from it, leaving his monster forlorn and unwanted. The story continues on with revenge and death… pretty scary actually… so we just told our students the “kid’s version” and the lesson to be learned (which is: don’t run away from a monster). We did encourage them to someday read the book when nightmares are not an issue.
Anyway, after weeks and weeks of rehearsals, the 2nd and 4th graders were able to pull off the dance without bumping into each other or obtaining forehead cuts.
A big shout out goes to our chunky monkeys, “princess lea, smart alek” and “tiny curly!” Your head bops and zombie portrayal gives us a reason to smile everyday. We are proud to be your teachers!
To Mr. Ar-tis who drew gravestones and ships on cardboard as realistically as possible, our hearts go out to you.
To Mr. R who recorded, narrated and made us laugh till our stomachs ached, you know you are our hero!
To my co-best directors, it wouldn’t have been as amazing if we didn’t gather our creative minds *tear*. Side note: we need to start planning our director and friends’ party since the cast is too young to drink magic juice.
In the end, it was all worth it! It was an incredible feeling to see the outcome after weeks of shimmies and dealing with irate parents. Whether we won or not, we made the crowd roar!

5 comments:

Forgotten said...

Number ONE baabeee!
"F-CREW...TO THE RESCUE!"
Woohoo!
Awesome job ladies! Loved the eyeball lollipops, too.

"Directors and Friends Celebration," and magic juice... Pick me! Pick me!

Saipan Kat said...

It's this SUNDAY at PIC so we'll have Monday to recuperate.

Anonymous said...

Is this just an F crew party or what?

flipflop said...

ahem, you know how we roll, fcrew, slackers and everyone we meet...come one, come all! the more the merrier...that is the way we do it! see you there!!! woohoo!

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

IS this going to be on Youtube? When?