I thought that I should update you guys on the music department, (Chorus, Band, y’all know).
Chorus: My chorus class will not be participating in the MPA’s as some of you may remember from last year. Boo Hoo…But, it’s still going to be really fun this year because we’re still doing like the Christmas concert and the play and all that jazz. We’ve started singing several songs and we sound Ah-Maz-Ing already for being the “Quiet Class”. Our songs include:
Cross The Wide Missouri: Shenandoah/The Water Is Wide (Oooh! Pretty!)
Dodi Li (Our foreign language song, it’s Hebrew!)
The Gypsy Rover (Really easy and catchy)
One Great Nation (We’re doing a Veteran’s Day concert)
Band: Earlier this week, we had our first pass-off. It was for the Ab Scale, (That’s A flat; not abdominal muscle!). I was so worried that I would bomb it since this year, instead of playing for Mrs. Bumbarger in her office, we had to play it in front of everybody else in band. It was nerve-wracking. I saw one little 7th grader that was shaking and I felt so bad for her I just had to applaud for her and when I did, her face turned tomato-red! Anywho, I can’t remember what full concerts we have coming up next, but…We’re playing as the pep band for a Washington Wildcats Football Game!!! Woooo! That’s this friday. And, what’s cooler than that? It’s a secret, I’ll write about it tomorrow…
Here are a few of the pieces we’re playing in band right now;
Dynamite by Taio Cruz
Never Scared, Vice Versa, etc.(Pep rally music)
26 or 6 to 4 by Chicago (Ooooooh!!!!! This sounds really cool!!)
Today, in Language Arts, we we’re talking about good grammar skills and the teacher, Mrs. Richmond put up a really interesting example. I just wanted to share that example with you;
Let’s eat Grandpa.
Notice anything peculiar? How about this;
Let’s eat, (COMMA) Grandpa.
It’s amazing what a comma can do to a sentence. I mean, those sentences are two totally different ideas, don’t you think? Can you think of any other cool examples?
I’m not sure how to write a really good review of this book because I don’t want to give away any of the big parts in it.
Walk Two Moons was a great book! It was so full of emotion, I found myself crying at the end of it. It was the perfect balance of suspense and heart-feltness. I’d reccomend it to like, 4th grade and up.
This book is about a girl, Sal, who goes on a journey with her grandparents to find her mother, who she hasn’t seen ever since she left home to go see her sister and now she is missing. Along the way, Sal tells her grandparents about her best friend, Phoebe. Phoebe and Sal’s stories are alot alike. They’ve both been through alot of trauma and hard times in their lives.
Uuuugh! Hurricane Isaac knocked out my power again all earlier this week! I just got it back on yesterday. Now, I shall finally talk some about school.
Well, since I only had two days of school this week, this post should be easy. I’m going to kind of summarize Thursday and Friday together.
History: All of the eighth graders get a chance to go to Washington D. C. over Spring Break! I don’t know that much about it, but since it’s such a gigantic deal, Mr. Horne decided to start talking about it this week. We got a little packet of information (which I haven’t read yet) and there’s supposed to be a parent meeting about it on the 11th.
Band: We got our first piece of music!!! It’s Dynamite by Taio Cruz and since most people know what this sounds like already, it sounds completely awesome!!!! Aaaaaand…….I’m 1st Clarinet now! Woo!!
Science: Boring. We had one of those pre-FCAT tests.
Chorus: We’ve just been doing little warm-up things ever since school started. Yesterday, though, we watched some of The Music Man because we had been singing Good Night, Ladies that day.
Lunch: Not much. I ate a sandwich.
Algebra: Algebra is so awesome! Math has always been such an easy subject for me and I must say, it’s still easy! Maybe even easier than last years’ 7th grade math! I was really kind of worried when they said I would be taking a high school class. I thought I would end up bombing it and ruining my overall grade-point-average. But, so far, it’s good!
Math Gaming: Not much. We still have this subsitute, Mr. Baldwin, that we’ve had since the first day of school. I just recently found out he was a sub, though. The real teachers name is Mrs. Egly…Can’t wait to see what she looks like!
Langugage Arts: We started a daily class read, where the teacher gets up and reads a little bit of a book every day. Right now, we’re reading Wonder by R. J. Palacio. It is really fascinating!
I still sit in the same spot on the bus as I have ever since 6th grade, right next to Tabitha and Mr. Rudolph the bus driver. And, they still have very weird conversations.