The Day the Crayons Quit!Posted by Megan Kirk
Our kindergartners have been working a lot on expression and how the way we move our bodies and the tone of our voices can tell people how we are feeling. After we read the story The Day the Crayons Quit, I asked each student to chose one of the crayons and to say one of their lines with expression and body language. The students enjoyed this activity so much we decided to keep it going! Using the book as our guide, we created our own script for a short adaptation of this story. Students began reading and learning their lines right away! To help inspire these little actors I asked some of our cast members from the spring musical to come in and mentor the kindergarteners. It was an excellent class filled with great advice, lots of energy, and lots of laughter! Then we decided we would put this “show” on for the Unquowa community. I was so proud of each student for having the confidence and courage to stand up on stage and act out our play!
The Wizard of Oz!Posted by Megan Kirk
Proud does not even begin to describe how I am feeling about all of our Upper School students! From the instrumentalists who opened our show with fabulous music, to the tech crew who made the lighting, sound, and scene changes possible, to each actor who brought this show to life…I could not be happier. These students worked so hard in each of their roles and together as a team to pull off an amazing show. On the night of our show we were no longer a middle school putting on a show, we were professionals delighting our audience with our production. Please enjoy our video of The Wizard of Oz!
Bach & Beatles!Posted by David Coe
I Have A VoicePosted by Megan Kirk
The Unquowa School Upper School Chorus performed the song I Have a Voice at last week’s assembly. When I first played this song for the chorus, they were immediately drawn to the simple and powerful melody and lyrics. We knew we had to perform this song. Since there is no written sheet music for the song, we had to listen to the recording many times to figure out the chord structure, melodies and harmonies. We also talked greatly about how this song has such a powerful message in such simple words. The song speaks for itself. We all have a voice. Each and every one of us. Please enjoy this wonderful piece of music!
Winterfest 2016 – WinterQuest: Will You Play?Posted by Megan Kirk
Words can not describe the amount of pride I have for each and every student at the Unquowa School. Once again, the community came together to put on an absolutely fabulous Winterfest. It was truly a magical show. We hope you enjoy watching this year’s show, WinterQuest!
Tumbling DownPosted by Megan Kirk
The PreK-4 and kindergarten class did an excellent job performing on stage for the first time this year! The students have been itching to get up on stage for assembly, and we chose this song about fall to make their debut! When students first listened to this song we talked about the form, or the pattern the song had. As a class students used their “musical ears” to figure out which parts of the song were the same and which were different. We then labeled those parts with letters. In addition to learning about musical form students also learned about how to project your voice in a healthy way. We have a little friend “Bob” who is only an inch tall. When Bob is on our finger right next to us we can speak in a soft voice, but when he is sitting on the basketball hoop, like he was today during assembly, our voices have to reach to him without shouting! We use deep “belly breathing” to help project our voices. It is not as easy at it may seem! Getting up on stage at a young age builds such a sense of confidence and pride, and ou students are so lucky the will have many opportunities to perform throughout the year!