Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Magic Jukebox

Hello friends!  Sorry it's been so long since my last post.  Things have been crazy busy, as they are in April and May.  My third graders are preparing to perform our last program on Tuesday.  It's called "The Magic Jukebox", and it's in the Silver Burdett "Power of Performance" book. 

I LOVE this program!  The magic jukebox plays songs from the 40s, 50s, and 60s.  They are singing great music like "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing", "Hound Dog", and "Dancin' in the Streets".  The kids have really enjoyed singing these songs, and because they are in the textbook series, they are already formatted for young kids to sing.  The down side is that you have to do some of your own creative work.  I had to research period dances to choreograph the songs (the story line is about dancing, so you need some), but we are having a good time learning together. 

UPDATE:  The performance was awesome!  It was SO much fun.  The parents loved it, the kids rocked it, and I am one proud music mama!  The best part was the week after--kids were telling me how much they enjoyed performing, and even thanked me for helping them learn it!  <happy sigh> This is why I love my job!

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