Christmas in 4R 2015

December is such a crazy month, with preparations for Christmas concerts and programs, adjusted schedules, and weekend commitments.  It’s nice once the dust settles to look back at all the fun we had around Christmas time in our school.  🙂

We did everything from sharing candy canes with cars in the parking lot to Christmas programs full of angels and shepherds, Christmas parties to art projects.  Below are some pictures to show what we’ve been up to at Christmas time in 4R!

IMG_0161

IMG_6829

IMG_4577

 

I’ll leave you with one last picture from my Christmas celebration with my family.  Merry Christmas to you, and God’s blessings as we start a New Year!!

IMG_6886

Advertisements

Recorder Concert 2014

Last Thursday night was the annual 4th grade recorder concert.  It is one of my favorite events, because the kids are so excited and so proud of themselves for all of the hard work they put in learning the recorder in music class this quarter!!

Once again, they sounded great.  If you don’t believe me, take a listen to the video clips from Thursday night’s concert.  Enjoy!

IMG_4168

IMG_4174

Pops Concert 2014: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Last night was our Spring Pops Concert!  It went so well, and all of the groups performed wonderfully!  I wanted to share a few of the pieces from last night.  (They are only choir pieces, because my memory card wasn’t empty enough to include all of the groups, unfortunately.)  Enjoy these snippets from our concert, and keep always in your prayers all of God’s children around the world!  🙂

Opening processional (Cameroon):

Stodola Pumpa (Czech Folk Song):

O Sifuni Mungu (Swahili/Africa):

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands (Closing Piece with Band):

Chinese New Year Celebration 2014

This past week we wrapped up our study of the Chinese New Year.  This year was the Year of the Horse.  Throughout our study, we read some Chinese stories, explored tangrams, learn to count to 10 in Chinese, talked about Chinese inventions, ate with chopsticks, and concluded with a lantern parade through the school.  We enjoyed our lessons and learned many new things about China and the Chinese New Year.

Enjoy some pictures from our unit.  At the end of this post is a video of a Chinese Fan Dance that 4R learned in music class during our unit.  I think they did a lovely job!

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Recorder Concert!!

Last night was the annual 4th Grade Recorder Concert.  It is honestly one of my favorite events of the school year.  These kids spend the entire first quarter learning to play an instrument, and then get the experience of playing in front of their friends and family in a concert setting!  If that’s not setting you up for things later in life, I don’t know what is!  🙂

Here are some pictures and video from last night.  Enjoy the show!

Image

Image