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Friday, December 11, 2015

Weekly Review (12/7-12/11)

It's been a busy week in music especially for our 4th and 5th graders. They have been working so hard to prepare for their Winter Concert. Just a reminder that the Winter Concert will be next Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00pm.

  • Concert Attire:  

Morning - The students may wear regular school clothes in the daytime - but please no t-shirts with logos or words. During this time, students will be performing for the whole school.
Evening - Plain white tops, black bottoms, and black shoes.  Festive holiday accessories may also be worn, as long as they do not obstruct the view of another child on the risers.

  • Call Time:
Please make sure that your child arrives to the school no later than 6:40 p.m. Band students will report to the music room, string students will report to the lesson room, and chorus students who do not play an instrument will report to the Art Room at 6:50pm.

We hope to see you all on Wednesday evening!

Our first grade students reviewed, " Jingle Bells" in sign language and played a fun game using jingle bell instruments. We are also preparing for our, "Winter Sing Along" next Thursday and Friday at 1:30pm.

Classes will perform on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Dec. 17th- Mrs. Farrell and Mrs. Panagiotopoulos
  • Friday, Dec. 18th- Mrs. Burnham and Mrs. Gearin

Parents are welcome to join us and sing along!  We have talked to the students about the wonderful tradition of caroling, and how it brings the community together in song.  They would really love to hear their loved ones singing with them!

**If you would like to dismiss your child after the assembly, please send a note to the office.

In second grade , we watched a video of "The Nutcracker." It was performed by the New York City Ballet.  The students now know that in a ballet, the story is conveyed through dance and movement instead of through spoken words.  The only voice you hear is the narrator, who occasionally speaks to give extra details about the story.

The third graders reviewed music notation on their IPAD and learned a fun song to help remember the name of the notes. Ask your child to sing the song for you!  Our recorder unit is coming up! Mrs. Rzasa and I sent home information about the recorder and the Lexington Symphony Field Trip. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! Here are some pictures of two students playing, "Musical Twister."

Here are some pictures of our 5th graders dancing to the song, "Jingle Bells"

Have a wonderful weekend!

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