Winter Concert Videos Are Here!

Congratulations to everyone who performed last week! Each performance was memorable and lovely. Feel free to watch, enjoy and share these videos with friends and family who could not be here to see it live. Bravo to all!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Concert

4th and 5th Grade Concert

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Room 208!

Another Tribute to John Williams as the new Star Wars movie approaches.

Here is a really cool tribute to the composer John Williams (a Pine Glen favorite) in anticipation of the new Star Wars movie. It’s an a cappella (no accompaniment) performance at the American Music Awards by Pentatonix that is then joined by an orchestra. Pretty cool and fun! Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

 

1st,2nd,3rd Grade Winter Concert Lyrics

The Winter Concert is on its way! Here are the lyrics for all of the songs from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade concert. Click on the link below to open the file. Happy Practicing!

123, Winter Concert 2015

4th and 5th grade Winter Concert Lyrics

As concert time draws near, all 4th and 5th graders are beginning to memorize the lyrics to all of our concert selections. Just click on the link below to open the file. Happy Practicing!

WinterConcertLyrics2015

4th Grade Theme and Variations

The 4th grade began this project last week by exploring our the piece Variations on Simple Gifts by composer of the month Aaron Copland. We discussed the many ways he created musical variations on his theme, as well as brainstormed new ideas. This week, each class chose a song that they could play on recorder to be the theme. In groups they created a variation to perform. In the end we created one large Theme and Variations piece by stringing them all together. Here are some of the results:

 

5th Grade Square Dancing Creations

During the past two lessons the 5th grade classes have been working on the folk dance Alabama Gal. It is a very popular dance often done during harvest celebrations at this time of year. After mastering the original dance, the students were the challenged to create their own dance sequence using the movements they had learned, as well as adding their own special creative touches. Here are some of the results:

 

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