Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Retainer Song 1st Grade

We created this song today when this young man told us about his new retainer that has to stay in his mouth for awhile! We do this often and have built quite a repertoire!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I am on  the board of this wonderful organization and just wanted to share a montage video of our first evening of practice for the new school year!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tennis Balls ~ Stars and Stripes Forever

Our version with tennis balls!

Stars & Stripes FOREVER!

How fun is this? The Stars and Stripes combined with The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, well...the first part anyway!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Congress sings "God Bless America" - 2001.09.11

Yes, every class watched a clip of this today and sang God Bless America afterward.    
Never forget.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

These two videos are of the Cactus Cuties, a singing group from Texas.  The first one is the YouTube sensation that brought them so much attention.  The 2nd one is the one we watched in 1st and 2nd grade yesterday.  We followed this by reading their book on the history of the Star-Spangled Banner.  It's excellent!  Get it here!  Cactus Cuties Store

Monday, September 5, 2011

We will be watching this this week as we rap the Preamble of the Constitution!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

TAPS - Recorder - 2011

5th and 6th graders play TAPS at the beginning of each year. We learn it by rote, learn the history and then read the music.