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Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekly Review 11/14-11/18

Congratulations to all our 4th grade students who sang so beautifully at our Veteran's Day Assembly! Mrs. Rzasa and I received a lot of compliments commending you all for your hard work!

Our first graders learned a Thanksgiving song called, " Hello Mr. Turkey How Are You?" Every time we sang the phrase, "hello Mr. Turkey," we had to find a new friend in the room to shake hands with. It was also fun to gobble and wobble like a turkey. We also learned a song called, "Over the River and Through the Woods." It is also a children's classic which we read in class last week. After learning the first verse of the song, the students learned how to sing the song in sign language. Here is a video of Mrs. Burnham's and Mrs. Panag's class singing and signing the words with their eyes closed!

This song will be featured in our 1st grade Musical Showcase on Wednesday, Dec. 21st @ 1:30pm. 

Second grade students performed a tango to the song, "Turkey Tango." A tango is a partner dance that originated in Argentina and Uraguay.  Then we played a game to the song where students had to pass a ball around. When the music stops, whoever has the ball gets to pick a feather from one of the turkeys. There was a rhythm turkey and a dare turkey where students had to act what was written on the feather. It was so much fun!

Third grade students learned about verse and refrain form while singing a hilarious song called "The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven"(to the tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean").  There are 5 verses in this song, and each was assigned to a different group of students. The groups will act out each verse next week. Stay tuned! These third grade students also danced to the "Turkey Tango."

Thank you to all the 4th and 5th grade students who auditioned for the solo and dance parts. It was such a hard decision for Mrs. Rzasa and I! We rehearsed all the winter concert songs this week. You can find the lyrics and the recordings here:  2016 Winter Concert

The design covers for the winter concert were given out this week. Don't forget to turn them in by Wednesday, Nov. 30th.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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