Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Local young man directs the MSU marching band

Check out this inspirational video about how Barry Greer came to be one of the directors of the MSU marching band during the men's basketball games.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Joe's 8th birthday party

Joe had his 8th birthday party in his classroom yesterday. The kids played a quiz game with their teacher and then had cupcakes and sang "happy birthday" to Joe. Joe gave each friend a copy of the book "Pete the Cat" as a party favor. Then they read the book together and Joe sang and danced along with the book in the front of the class. In these photos you can also see the chicks that hatched this week in the classroom.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Creative musician concert

Emma is on the far right with the crazy glasses. The kids dressed "creatively."

Emma's solo, "Midnight Wind."
Emma participated in an early morning creative musicians program this spring. This was a collaborative effort between the music teachers and a MSU student (as part of her field placement project). The 5th graders composed their own music and experimented with nontraditional forms of music expression. Last night they put on a concert at MSU. Emma surprised us by playing an original composition "Midnight Wind."

Sunday, April 17, 2011

2011 Easter Photos

Our annual Easter photos taken at the MSU butterfly garden. I like to think of this activity as my annual fit thrown over spring outfits and pictures. Good times!

Joe and Leah

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I found this photo of Emma playing the cello when she was 4 years old.