Here is the first of seven videos of our Christmas Program by the First Grade. The Fourth Grade performed on the same night, but I haven’t found a video of theirs. I did have my video running but I’m not sure how it turned out yet as no one was manning it. The first graders are sooooo cute! Enjoyed their little songs, a lot from Plank Road Publishing, a wonderful music company. I only embedded the first video. If you want to see the rest of the seven, please, check out Wacky the Clown’s YouTube Channel.
Every year I take pictures of the first grade to feature in the Veterans Day program. Here is a little playlist of the YouTube videos from 2005 on. I will eventually get the recent First Grade video, but I have to edit the audio first to a recording of our school children. This year’s video was “Thank a Vet,” but with our own country spin on it. There are videos in this playlist from 2005 – 2010 so keep watching!
One of the very few programs that I have repeated in all of my 32-plus years of teaching is The Nutcracker. It is so much fun! I can still remember doing it at the old buildings–Odon, Plainville, and Elnora. The melodies are timeless, and this little musical is so lovely. I know it really is a ballet, but the music is so familiar now due to its use in holiday movies and commercials. It doesn’t feel out of place to sing it. I know the students love it. Every year I’m asked if we are doing The Nutcracker! Sorry, kiddos. We really should wait a few years in between. Here are some pictures from this year’s edition. I didn’t take these pictures–thanks Angie! I’m always appreciative of music program pictures, so if you have any, please, email me some!
I found a video online of our singing in the Veterans Day program. There are over 600 little bodies all singing at the same time (some times not exactly, but with full heart and love for the Veterans). I am so proud of them!