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Monday, December 17, 2012

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Bearytones: A MALLvelous performance!

On December 14th our elementary choir, the Bearytones traveled to West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau to perform in their holiday concert series.  They were fabulous!  Several strangers stopped me in the mall later to compliment this talented group.  Way to go Bearytones!









Bearytones Christmas Tree Lighting


December 1st, 2012 Bearytones rocked the park! :-)


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Country Christmas Photos

A Country Christmas

Concert Program
Bearytones
Over the River
Christmas Tree Feud

Third Grade
Hometown Holiday
Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Christmas Makes Me Sing

Fourth Grade and WES Third Grade
Music is Always There
I Hear Those Jingle Bells

Fourth Grade, WES Third Grade and the Bearytones
Angels Among Us
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jingle Bell Ponies

In Kindergarten music we have worked on identifying the form of some familiar songs.  When we identify form we look for patterns and then label some of the sections we hear as A or B or C and so on.  This week we listened to Jingle Bells  (I like the one from the Elf soundtrack.) and discovered that it basically had two parts.  We called the "Dashing through the snow..." part "A" and the chorus or "Jingle Bells" part as "B".  

On the A section we marched to the beat on our Christmas ponies.  


On the B section we played the jingles to the beat.

More photos....







Sunday, December 2, 2012

Drumming with "Trepak" from the Nutcracker

Fa la la la laaaa!  Sixth graders have become little drummer boys and girls with this holiday piece.  We reviewed rhythms and wrote some patterns of our own and then we learned a little drumming routine.  It was a blast!


We use plastic coffee cans for drums and tubs with rope handles for our bass drums.  We can ALWAYS use more drums, so send in your plastic coffee cans!