Hello future readers!
It's finally December! Yay! And of course you know that means it's almost Christmas! I really love this time of year. The air's a little colder, people are a little nicer, and everything has that Christmas-y feeling. (Is Christmas-y a word?)
There's a lot to do to get ready for Christmas and that includes school. We have to start practicing for our Christmas concert. On Tuesdays and Thursdays after recess, Miss LaSalle has something called "prep period". That means she prepares lessons and grades papers and we get to go to fun classes! On Tuesdays, we have Art and on Thursdays, we have Music. Mrs. Taylor teaches both classes, and since I also have Baton Club on Thursdays after school, I spend a lot of time with Mrs. Taylor on Thursdays! She comes by our class at 1:15 and walks us down to the auditorium.
For our part of the concert, each 4th grade class gets to sing 3 songs, and then we'll sing one together at the end of the program. Mrs. Taylor chose "Deck The Halls", "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", and "Go Tell It On The Mountain." Jason told Mrs. Taylor that he really wanted to sing "Jingle Bells", and then he started singing "Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..." Mrs. Taylor warned him that if he didn't knock it off, he'd spend recess tomorrow helping Mr. Coleman, the school janitor, clean the lunchroom. Jason's OK, but sometimes he can be a real goofball!
Mrs. Taylor asked Cheryl to hand out the sheet music, and told everyone to sit down so we could get started.
I love singing Christmas carols! It's so much fun to learn new ones. We really needed to practice because Mrs. Taylor says our timing is off. We have to learn to sing the same thing at the same time. And some of us wanted sing more loudly than the rest of us. And Jason has kind of a raspy speaking voice, so it makes reaching the higher notes a little harder, but Mrs. Taylor says that all these things is what practice is for. She said it would also be a good idea for us to practice at home with each other sometimes, too.
I think my favorite one we're learning is "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear." My mom likes that one, too. I can't wait to sing it for her when I get home today.
Music class was fun today. I can't wait for our Christmas concert! I hope people still sing Christmas carols in the future. Right after Thanksgiving, my mom and I pulled out all our Christmas records and we like to play music we're cleaning up, cooking in the kitchen or just relaxing. She likes the classic carols, and I love my Jackson 5 and Partridge Family Christmas albums. Both kinds of music are groovy, don't you think? Fa la la la la, la la la la!
Until next time, future readers,