|The second grade students started the show of singing
"It's A Celebration! ", written by Katherine Dines
The second grade class was then followed by the Early 4 year
olds who sang "I'm Singing in the Rain" . They did a really
wonderful job as did all the performers. It was quite enjoyable to
watch and listen to the elementary students perform so well. There
wasn't a glitch in the entire performance
Following the four year olds was a combined effort by the Fours -
Pre-Ks and the Kindergarteners. They sang "Sharing"
They were followed by the PK and K students who sang two songs,
"A Good Old Happy Song" and "Oh, What A Day! "
The first grade students also sang two songs, "ABC Rock" and "The
Parade Came Marching "
The second graders again were center stage and sang two more
songs "Don't Dump Trash" and "Zudio ", a traditional street
song of the United States.
The third grade students then performed "Now Let Me Fly", an
African American Spiritual. They were then followed by the
second grader student who performed the song "Everybody Say Peace "
Following their brief one song rest the third graders performed two
more songs "It's Our World" and "Waltzing with Bears "
The fourth grade students were next in the spotlight singing "An
American Song " They would get a short break when the third
graders sang " Michael Finnigan", an American Tradition Song.
The fourth grade students then would carry much of the remaining
program, performing three songs, "Rock Island Line" (the railroad
song), "Haul Away Joe", an English sea shanty song and
"Dry Bones " , another African American Spiritual.
The fourth graders were then joined by the first through 3rd
grade students performing
a French Canadian folk song "J'entends Le Moulin" after
singing one more song "Crocker " the group would be joined by their
music teacher, Ms. Ditmyer" who then closed the show singing "I'll
Make a Difference"
This was a very good performance, much better than one might
expect from such very young students. Ms. Ditmyer has done a great
job with all her little musicians and singers.