Room 107: Jack-o-Lantern

Room 107 learned the song “Jack-o-lantern”, and then added xylophones, glockenspiels, finger cymbals, claves and stirring xylophones to create a full musical composition! Here is a video of their performance!

Pine Glen School Song

I was recently asked if i would post the Pine Glen School song here on the blog.  My answer was “Yes and I should have done it sooner!!!” Here are the lyrics that are sung to the tune of “This Old Man”.

Pine Glen School, Pine Glen School,

Pine Glen is the school that’s cool!

When I learn a lot I also have some fun.

That makes Pine Glen number one!

 

Pine Glen School, Pine Glen School,

Pine Glen is the school that’s true!

When I walk through the halls I feel so great,

I make sure I’m never late!

 

Pine Glen School, Pine Glen School,

Pine Glen is the school that’s cool!

When I learn a lot I also have some fun.

That makes Pine Glen number one!

The song was written as part of a contest that I held for the fifth graders in 2009.  They all worked in groups to write a parody song showing their pride for Pine Glen.  Christina Daniels, Rachel Homer, Nanina Joyce, and Abigail Richard were the students who penned this winning entry that we have been singing ever since!

Room 205: The Halloween Song

This morning room 205 learned The Halloween Song, as well as several instrument parts to go with it. Here is a video of that composition being performed!

Great work room 205!

The Canoe Song : Room 206 & 207

Here are rooms 206 & 207’s final performances of the Canoe Song. Enjoy!

The Canoe Song room 213

Yesterday room 213 finished and performed a composition using ostinatos (short repeated patterns). First they learned The Canoe Song, then we added a rhythmic ostinato on the drums. The next class we added two melodic ostinatos, one played on the recorder and another on xylophone. Finally we played all the parts together and sang the song! Here is a video of the result!