Our 2nd graders have begun studying Ghana in their classrooms and have been singing songs and playing games from West Africa in music class as well. All 2nd grade classes will perform a pourquoi tale called "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" for their families and friends on Tuesday, April 14th at 8:15 am in the Auditorium. Mark your calendars now! We can't wait to share our learning with you.
Our 4th grade concert was a huge success! Students sang with pride and joy and it was a wonderful showcase of their learning so far this year. Thank you to all who made time to come join us!
The Pierce 6/7/8th Grade Chorus participated in the All Town Choral Concert this month at Brookline High School. Runkle, Driscoll, Lawrence and Pierce shared the stage with the Brookline Camerata, Concert Choir and A Cappella Choir in a fabulous showcase. They performed two songs alone and joined in with all the other groups for an impressive combined number at the end of the evening. The video here shows a short part of their rehearsal before the concert. Mike Driscoll, BHS choral director, led hundreds of students on stage through their first time singing all together. This is always a special evening and I love seeing Pierce alumni singing at BHS!
3rd graders have been challenging themselves by learning new notes on recorder and trying more complicated songs such as "Xin Nian Kuai Le", a well known Chinese melody adapted for recorder. Happy Year of the Rat! This class worked hard to coordinate their playing and singing of this melody and we felt proud of this arrangement they made at their last class.