Good morning everyone. I hope that you all had a great week. I think by now, all of us have begun to really adjust to this new way of life, although it does not necessarily make things any easier. I hope that, despite the circumstances, all of you are finding time for yourselves to take care of your personal and mental well-being.

By now, you should be able to access your Term 3 report cards in MyEd. Be aware, you mark is based on the work we did before Spring Break. If you have any questions about your Term 3 mark, please let me know by email and I can give you more details.

This week, our focus will be on the next unit of this course: Musical Theatre. Of course, Musical Theatre will need to be explored in a much different way than we would have explored it if we were all in the classroom together, but I am hoping to make it as engaging and interesting as possible. We will be focusing on this unit for the next few weeks, so be sure to engage with material each week so that you can get a full understanding of the topic.

As this will be the introduction to the unit, I have pre-recorded a lesson for you all to watch. When you first open the video, you might be caught off-guard by the length of the video (51 minutes, wow!). However, don’t worry, it isn’t just 51 minutes of me talking at you. There are also some great YouTube included in the lesson that should be engaging and help you to grasp the topics. If you have any questions about any of the content, please feel free to ask me. There will be a small set of check-in questions to accompany the lesson, but they shouldn’t take too long.

Just a reminder, your weekly activity this week will be due on Sunday, May 10th at 11:59pm. It can be submitted in the comments section below, in the comments section on Microsoft Teams, or by email to


1) Follow the link below to the pre-recorded lesson:

**If you have trouble viewing the lesson, please let me know and I can try to find another way to get the information to you.

2) After watching the lesson, please complete the reflection questions below.

Reflection Questions:

1. Question of the Week: What is your favourite song and why?

2. What is usually being expressed using song in a musical?

3. What are the three components to a musical?

4. What are the three types of roles in musical theatre?

5. What is a “Curtain Call?”

6. What is an “I Want” song?

7. What is a “Conditional Love Song?”

8. Which was your favourite musical number from the videos shown in the lesson and why?

I hope that everyone feels they learned something from this lesson. The second part of the lesson will be uploaded next week. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at

Have a great week.

-Mr. V