4th grade song Branches of Government

Here is the song that was requested by the students of the fourth grade. They are doing very well and the class would like to continue to progress.

BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT
The government that oversees the land of the free
Has separation of power; it’s divided in three
Uses checks and balances most responsibly
The balance of the power is what protects you and me

What do the House of Representatives do
Along with one hundred Senators, too?
They make up new laws for me and you

And they can override a presidential veto, too
Which branch of government makes the law?
What’s this branch of government called?
IT’S THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH.

Nine appointed judges on the Supreme Court’s bench
The President picks them out, but the Senate votes them in
They decide if the laws of our land are still fair
They’re the court of last resort; the final interpreter
Which branch of government interprets the law?
What’s this branch of government called?
IT’S THE JUDICIAL BRANCH.

The leader of the military and the police
Is the president, whose job it is to keep the peace
Enforcing the laws makes him commander in chief
He’ll make difficult choices if it will keep you safe
Which branch of government enforces the law?
What’s this branch of government called?
IT’S THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.

Just to be clear; we’re not talking about a tree branch!

The Legislative Branch is good at making the laws
And the Judicial branch makes sure the laws have no flaws
The Executive Branch is who enforces it all because
Balanced, but separate powers are good for us all

Legislative, judicial, executive
Checks and balances – a good way to live.
Legislative, judicial, executive
Checks and balances – a good way to live…

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Happy Thanksgiving

This week in music we have continued to work hard for the upcoming concert. Kindergarten, First, and Second grade made all of us a special gift to get us in the holiday spirit. Hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays from the music program.

Kindergarten video:

First grade video:

Second grade video:

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Swing Swing Swing

In the last few weeks the students have been learning in more depth about swing. The music, dance, and the entertainment value that it brought to America in the first half of the 20th century. We have been watching videos, as well as partaking in the enjoyment of swing dancing. As we take a brief moment away from our journey through music history, “Let’s Swing Swing Swing!”

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Salute to Our Veterans

Today we are honoring those men and women who have served proudly for our country. Even though we may not be a secular school we will take the time to celebrate Veterans Day. Each class will be singing patriotic songs to get us in the spirit of the day. I hope everyone has a safe and fun Veterans Day.

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Looking to the future

So far this week the students and myself have been discussing our current genre of jazz, as well as what we think about what we want to get out of music. The future is closer than we think and have been discussing the opportunities music can bring us during our educational careers.

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