Happy Arbor Day, everyone! Not exactly a heavily celebrated holiday out there in the world, but we are definitely observing it here at Nathaniel Morton. Next week, on Tuesday May 2, the first graders will plant a tree on the NMES grounds, and will have a small ceremony with poetry and singing. So, to support that, this week in music, kindergartners and first graders alike have been learning three tree songs to prepare for that ceremony.
Arbor Day "Tree" Songs:
Also, this week, kindergarteners are starting to learn patriotic songs for their upcoming patriotic show at the end of May. This week, we worked on three songs: You're A Grand Old Flag, Thankful for the USA, and I Love My Country, the latter of which also has sign language to accompany the singing.
This Week's Patriotic Songs:
Next week we'll also add:
Patriotic music will remain the focus of our kindergarten and first grade music classes through the month of May, in preparation for Memorial Day. Check out our Classroom Songs page to find the songs we're singing in class.
Have a great weekend!