Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Murder in Manor House!


  Last Friday, we had our yearly Mystery Night!  Mystery Night is a night when the whole grade joins together to have the night of their lives. The activities are kept a secret until the special day. It is planned by the hard working class parents and teachers.
After eagerly waiting for the day to end, we were finally told what we were going to do for the night. This year, we solved a tricky murder mystery at Manor House. Each of us had to dress up as the character that was assigned to us, such as Betty Jean Honeysuckle, Fannie Flamingo, or Claire Voyant. We had each been given personal information about our character and had to incorporate it into our costume.
After getting to know each others characters, we gathered around and Mrs. Wendy (the head of the night) began talking to us about what else was going to happen that night. Then, all of a sudden “Joseph Boddy” came out into the crowd and slowly died. Mrs. Wendy asked some girls to trace his outline. We all then went to dinner of sandwiches and salads and looked over our character information. After dinner, we asked one another questions such as “Do you have a gun?” or “Did you know Joseph Boddy?”
Near the end of the night, we had dessert and Mrs. Wendy gave out awards such as “Best Actor” and “Best Costume”. Some of the winners were:
Sophie P. --  “Best Costume” for the costume design of her character Ms. Awesomeness, a super hero.
Mina N. -- “Best Actor” for her role as Lulu D’loca, an escaped mental patient.
Finally, after dinner and the awards, the murderer was announced. We all waited impatiently as Mrs. Wendy told us that Sadie G. and Jackie M. were the murderers!! Wow! What a night!

-- Text and Photos by Ayanna D. and Brianna T.

16 comments:

  1. I was 'Mary Jane Daisy', a Taxi Driver stuck in the '60s! The night was amazing, and Mr. McManus was by far the best for the 'Best Dead Guy' award!

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  2. That was one of the best Mystery Nights ever-- a true "mystery!" I have to disagree with the description of Joseph Body's death being "slow." I think it was more like violent, dramatic, painful, and convincing! Sadie and Jackie... I won't soon forget your role in the murder of Joseph Body!

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  3. wow! What a night I can wait until I'm in 7th grade

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  4. Mystery Night was Awsome! I love your blog. I was Fannie Flamingo, a drama queen! I enjoyed dressing up and I can't wait to see what next year's Mystery night is going to be!!!!!
    ~Sakinah Rushdan

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  5. Alex I was also 'Mary Jane Daisy!' and I agree Mr. McManus played the role of the 'dead guy' very well!

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  6. It seems really fun! :)

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  7. The 7th Grade Mystery night sounded so much fun!

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  8. Even though tubing was pretty fun, I would have loved to do a murder mystery!

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  9. The 7th grade mystery night sounds like fun. I can't wait till i am in 7th grade!

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  10. That seems like a fun mystery night!

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  11. It was so fun!I got to dress up like a southern belle! It was so much fun I had a hoop skirt on and everything! - Jenny Y.

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  12. Thanks for all of the comments every one!! It turely was a great night, everyone had a great time. I wonder what next year will bring us!!

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  13. I was a southern belle too! It was really fun dressing up and being a different person!
    ~Brianna Thewsuvat

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  14. It sounded like fun, but why did you have to dress up in costumes?

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  15. Sakinah's GrannyApril 8, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Mystery night looks like great fun! Can Granny's come next year???
    ~SAKINAH'S GRANNY

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  16. I was Grace Stardoff! :)
    mystery night was so much fun.
    -Lauren

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