Wednesday, 25 January 2017

James Theatre Tickets

The SJASD Divisional Music Theatre tickets are now on sale for performances at Westwood Collegiate for James and the Giant Peach Jr.  There are 10 shows between Jan. 28-February 4, 2017.  To book tickets, click on the links below for dates and times.  Note: Stevenson students are in Cast 2.

Click Here - Cast 2 Tickets

Click Here - Cast 1 Tickets

Grade 4/5 students will be going with Ms. Rempel to the show on Monday, January 30th in the morning.  Parents, please have field trip form in ASAP.

Story Summary: Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Directed by the amazing Paula Olko

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Music Literacy

Creating their own patterns.
Figuring out patterns from musical chairs game.

Grade 1 students are getting lots of practice reading, writing, and playing quarter note, eighth notes, and quarter rest rhythms.  We play games, sing songs, dance, read, and write, 4 beat patterns.

The classes shared presents they got for the holidays and we figured out the the rhythms of words and made this chain.

Musical Discoveries

On Monday, the Grade 2/3 classes had the amazing opportunity to go to the Centennial Concert Hall to hear our very own Winnipeg Music Symphony.  Check out some of the students responses...

Before we even went, we did several lessons and activities about the music so we had some ideas of what we liked and what we could look and listen for.  Check out the tab "WSO Gr. 2/3" for more of the songs and dances we heard.
Learning how to professional play the castanets.  Not easy!

True North!

29 students, 4 teachers, and several parents ventured to the MTS Centre on Friday night for the MB Moose vs. Chicago Wolves hockey game.  We had the amazing privilege of singing O Canada on the ice and it was amazing!!! Check out the video below.

Spreading the Cheer

Our Grade 4/5s went to a local carehome in December to spread some holiday cheer with the residents.  They were excellent ambassadors for our school.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Winter Concert 2016

Ahhh.... aren't you forgetting something??

I just realized that I never blogged about our Winter Concert 2016 on December 1.  It was awesome! The Kindegartens sang 2 songs: "The Hat I Got for Christmas is Too Big" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer."  The Grade 1-3 classes did the play, "Melton, the Warm-Hearted Snowman."  They had many songs and dances to learn and did a great job at putting it all together last minute.  The Grade 4/5 classes performed "Elflandia."  It was a fun and fantastic show.  Congratulations to all our students on your hard work.

Solos for Silly Humans 
Melton and his momma!

Santa and his hard-working elves!  Getting ready to deliver those toys to all the good girls and boys! 
Melton actors taking the stage.

The hat I got for Christmas is too big!!!!!