September 26

We’re Gonna Be Friends – Our September Song of the Month

This September, the music room has been abuzz with beautiful voices, fast-paced hand-jives, and pounding drums!

 

The Kindergarten to Grade Three students have been enjoying game based learning for the purpose of exploring rhythm and melody! Some of the songs we’ve learned this month have been “Up the Ladder Down the Ladder,” “Cuckoo,” and “Sandwiches.”

 

The older students enthusiastically learned The Game of Seven: a challenging hand-jive that pushes their coordination and rhythm skills! Following this, we began learning to play the Tubano and Djembe drums. These thunderous drums are more than just great fun. While drumming, each student is developing important life skills such as discipline, respect, and unity.

 

In October, Mrs. Alvarez will start a Grade 6-8 Advanced choir club for any interested students. This club will meet at lunch hour on Wednesdays. There will be other exciting clubs beginning throughout the year!

 

Our September Song of the Month was “We’re Gonna Be Friends” by the White Stripes.

Fall is here, hear the yell

Back to school, ring the bell

Brand new shoes, walking blues

Climb the fence, books and pens

I can tell that we are gonna be friends

I can tell that we are gonna be friends

 

Walk with me, Suzy Lee

Through the park and by the tree

We will rest upon the ground

And look at all the bugs we found

Safely walk to school without a sound

Safely walk to school without a sound

 

Here we are, no one else

We walked to school all by ourselves

There’s dirt on our uniforms

From chasing all the ants and worms

We clean up and now it’s time to learn

We clean up and now it’s time to learn

 

Numbers, letters, learn to spell

Nouns, and books, and show and tell

Playtime we will throw the ball

Back to class, through the hall

Teacher marks our height against the wall

Teacher marks our height against the wall

 

We don’t notice any time pass

We don’t notice anything

We sit side by side in every class

Teacher thinks that I sound funny

But she likes the way you sing

 

Tonight I’ll dream while I’m in bed

When silly thoughts go through my head

About the bugs and alphabet

And when I wake tomorrow I’ll bet

That you and I will walk together again

I can tell that we are gonna be friends

Yes I can tell that we are gonna be friends.


Posted September 26, 2018 by tpenner in category Uncategorized

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