Sunday, March 30, 2014

4th annual talent show

We were surprised when C9 said she wasn't going to do the talent show this year. And we were just as surprised to find out the Q7 WAS going to do the talent show. So, at least there was representation from the family. Thank goodness.

Initially C7 and H8 were going to bring Lucy in and have Lucy Dog do tricks. It would have been fun. Except that bringing the dog into the school resulted in a shaky-freaked out dog who wouldn't perform. So, that idea was scrapped.

Luckily, another friend, J7 had an idea, so H8, J7, and Q7 decided to sing "Cloud 9."

Now, the day of the talent show H8 got sick in the classroom (threw up before the poetry slam! Had to leave before the pioneer lunch was over), and although she valiantly tried to come to the talent show to participate, she could not. So, the amazing S7 stepped in. S7 was doing her own act later in the show, and had basically memorized Q, J, and H's act. Awesome. She was a superstar.

Unlike a lot of the youngsters singing in the talent show, they didn't lip sync, they didn't have a singer behind them, they didn't even have music. They weren't scared at all. In fact, their a capella version of "Cloud 9" was great. Says I, the mom.

Here they are ... Snow Globe III!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Poetry Slam

Wednesday night Q7 was all aflutter. There were 3 big things happening in school the next day, one of which was the poetry slam in her classroom. Q7's teacher is innovative and awesome, and has them all doing interesting and great things; I've become more and more impressed with her over the year.

Q7 invited C44 to go to the poetry slam, but he wasn't able to. He mentioned it to me (the uninvited) and I decided I could make it, and I am so glad I did; it was fantastic. All of the kids got up to recite, no matter their comfort level. There was one boy who was reciting a poem in English for the first time. He's very new to the classroom. The rest of the kids wrote their own poems and either read them or recited them from memory. A few wrote two. I heard a lot of poems about minecraft from the boys. One about pizza. One about a lovely little sister. One about a dolphin. One about a cousin.

The variety was great. Q's were awesome, and she is a ham. Right after I cut off the camera she was cracking jokes about how long it was taking for the next girl to get up to take the microphone. No stage fright there.

Monday, March 3, 2014

More snow! March snowstorm! Lucy Dog loves it.

Awesome snowflakes, too.