Mrs. Sheffield helped the students make these neat silhouettes when they did their science unit on inherited traits. Parent volunteers set up a light and traced student outlines. The students themselves cut out the silhouettes carefully and mounted them. Students enjoyed guessing who was who.
On the bus ride to the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall, Mrs. Sheffield and I were surprised by an unexpected encore performance of the Patriotic Program the students performed at the end of February. Okay, so they skipped the speaking parts. However, our 5th graders sang every song from the program complete with hand motions on the ride there and back.
I took video footage, but can't seem to upload it. For now, just imagine a bus full of kids singing "Yankee Doodle," "50 Nifty United States," "1814," and much, much more... all at the top of their lungs.
It feels good to know that they love what they've learned! Neither they nor we will ever forget this impromptu patriotic bus sing-along.
You can watch the video on YouTube (although the video is unlisted so only those given a direct link like this one can watch it):
Karen Redmon originally migrated to SLC from Memphis, TN. She has a Bachelor's in International Relations from BYU and a Master's in Teaching from Westminster. She's taught 4th, 1st, and 5th grades. Her interests include: camping, hiking, swimming, dancing, singing, pottery, sewing, theater, music, reading, and most of all-- learning.