Sea to Shining Sea preparations

Hello everyone,

I hope all of the students and faculty had a wonderful Winter break! We are now back in the thick of things with out preparations for our upcoming concert on Feb. 12th 2015. The students are working very hard for this and I can’t be more proud of them. I hope to see all of you in three weeks for a spectacular night. Thank you and have a wonderful week.

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3rd grade 7 continents song

7 Continents in this World

There are 7 continents in this song that we will sing.
7 continents in this world – in this world that we live in.
Europe, Africa, North and South America. (2x)
Asia, Australia and Antartica (2x)

There are 7 continents in this song that we will sing.

The first is Europe with its Eiffel Tower,
It’s London Bridge and its waddling mallard.

Africa has rich jungle for miles,
Old pyramids and the River Nile.

North America is very diverse
Filled with national parks and colored birds

In South America there’s a big rain forest
Filled with monkeys and flowers and many natural showers

Asia has great big pandas,
Dancing dragons and tall pagodas

In Australia, there are cuddly Koalas,
And an Opera House that would knock your socks off.

Antarctica has glaciers of ice
It is cold, there are penguins, and indeed it’s white.

There are 7 continents, in this song that we will sing.
7 continents in this world – in this world that we live in.
Europe, Africa, North and South America. (2x)
Asia, Australia and Antartica (2x)

There are 7 continents in this song that we will sing.
Europe, Africa, North and South America. (2x)
Asia, Australia and Antartica (2x)

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5th grade Magellan song

Magellan

Once was a man, his name was Magellan.
A portuguese skipper
The girls found him cute
He sailed with five ships,to find the East Indies,
Then come back to Spain, with a bounty of loot.
Whoopie ti-yi-yo
Oh happy Magellan!
Starting your journey with hardly a care.
Whoopie ti-yi-yo
Strong, brave Magellan!
You’ll find the East Indies , you just don’t know where.

They crossed the Atlantic and spotted a country.
Magellan said,
“It’s the East Indies at last!”
But then someone shouted,
“Hey, that’s Argentina!”
Magellan got cranky and chopped down the mast.

Whoopie ti-yi-yo
Settle down, Magellan.
Put down that axe.
There’s no time to despair.
Whoopie ti-yi-yo
Keep trying, Magellan.
You’ll find the East Indies, you just don’t know where.

A great storm arose
In the mighty Pacific
The five little ships
Were diminished to three
At last land was sighted
Magellan was happy
But then someone shouted,
“Hey, that’s Chile!”

Whoopie ti-yi-yo
Cheer up, Magellan
Check out your map and don’t tear out your hair
Whoopie ti-yi-yo
Keep trying, Magellan
You’ll find the East Indies, you just don’t know where.

It took them five months, but they crossed the Pacific
They spotted a land, that was dotted with palms
Magellan proclaimed,
“Yes! That’s the East Indies!”
But then someone shouted,
“Hey, I think that’s Guam!”

Ay-yi-yi-yi
Oops, Magellan
Your fun little journey’s
Become a nightmare
Whoopie ti-yi-yo
Keep trying, Magellan
You’ll find the East Indies, you just don’t know where

They sailed due west
To the Philippine Islands
Magellan was pleased
As the natives drew near
But then someone shouted,
“I think they’re attacking!”
Magellan said, “What?”
And got hit by a spear

Whoopie ti-yi-yo
Farewell, Magellan
You almost made it
It’s really not fair
Whoopie ti-yi-yo
Oh, ghost of Magellan
The East Indies islands were right over there!

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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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