Although school is out for the summer I still have a few more things to share. Read below to hear about our last week of school. I also got an awesome surprise in the mail this past Tuesday, the 26th of June (kids have already finished). I found a package in my mailbox from Kenya. Do you remember we were doing a Flat Stanley project? We had made our own Flat Me(s) and sent them off to Kenya. What came in the mail were precious photos of Kenyan children holding our Flat Stanleys. Check back later and hopefully I will be able to post some of these pictures.
Our last day of school was last Friday, June 22nd. Our class walked to a local park to play and have a picnic. It was a really hot day but we had lots of shade where we went and so stayed fairly cool. Watch the slideshow below to see our fun. Thanks to all the parents who helped out. It was really appreciated.
The music in our slideshow was from Music Class with Mrs. Urbanowicz this past week. Don’t we have beautiful voices?
Last week we also had a chance to see a Steel Pan band perform for us. We learned that the steel drum started in Trinidad, the southern most island in the Caribbean. It started before World War II because the island people loved music but couldn’t afford instruments. They took oil drums and cut them to different sizes. Then with a some kind of hammer they made the bottoms of the drums concave. There are 4 different drums – base, alto, tenor, and soprano. Each one makes different sounds. It was really fun because each class got to watch them on our own and so whoever wanted to got a chance to play on the steel drums. Watch the video below and listen to the awesome music. At the end you can see us trying our hand at the drums, too. I think some of us may turn out to be musicians!