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Spring Sing and Recognition Ceremony May 23, 2014

Filed under: News,Snapshots — dayspringmontessori @ 3:42 pm

When Spring arrives, we prepare a special performance and recognition ceremony for all Dayspring community, inviting family and friends for a wonderful evening.  We call this event, “Spring Sing and Recognition Ceremony.”

 

The children have been singing songs, learning motions, reciting poems, and doing piano practices and ballet classes throughout the school year.  We have Orff music classes that emphasize beats and rhythms using musical instruments. We also have Spanish classes that prepare our children with special Spanish songs that are exciting and fun.

 

And now, all of their learning come together in this one evening to present to families what the children have been gaining in their learning, as well as recognizing our Kindergartners for their excellent work and growth.

 

Here is an overview of our recent Spring Sing and Recognition Ceremony for year 2014!

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Dayspring alumni have come to celebrate the evening with us.

Everyone has brought something special for snacks.

Everyone has brought something special for snacks.

Getting ready by standing in line

Standing in line and waiting to go on stage

Introduction speech by two 4-year-olds

Introduction speech by two 4-year-olds

The singing begins! Children watch the conductor as she gives beats to the song.

The singing begins! Children watch the conductor as she gives beats to the song.

The pianist plays fun and exciting beats for the first couple songs.

The pianist plays fun and exciting beats for upbeat songs.

Children also sing Spanish songs and dance "cha cha cha" to the beat!

Children also sing Spanish songs and dance “cha cha cha” at the end of one song!

It’s the toddlers turn to shine! They put on their handmade hats and do motions as they sing “Underneath the Spreading Chestnut Tree.”

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Children who have been practicing piano at Dayspring are able to play their favorite song to their family and friends at this time.

A Kindergartner plays "Ode to Joy" by herself.

A Kindergartner plays “Ode to Joy” by herself.

 

Musical instruments are also incorporated in the ceremony. Glockenspiels, xylophones, hand drums, drum sticks, whistle, triangle, gong, and recorders are all used in various ways for all ages at Dayspring.

Children who are 4 and up play recorders with the Directress.

Children who are 4 and up play recorders with the Directress.

For a train song, two younger children use flag and wooden whistle to start the song.

For a train song, two younger children use flag and wooden whistle to start the song.

The Kindergartners play "Sound of Music" intro using glockenspiels.

The Kindergartners play “Sound of Music” intro using glockenspiels.

For "I Have a Loose Tooth" and "Wee Willy Winkie" song, the children in front play different parts to create orchestrated music.

For “I Have a Loose Tooth” and “Wee Willy Winkie” song, the children in front play different parts to create orchestrated music.

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The 3-year-olds shine as they sit in front to do “I Am a Fine Musician” song.

 

Ballet performance is also done with a professional ballet teacher. The children have been doing ballet classes once a week and are now showing a beautiful sequence to strings music.

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The Kindergartners are recognized for their exceptional work and are congratulated as they graduate Kindergarten and move on to a new phase in their lives.

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For finale, the children sing “Shalom, Goodbye My Friend” and have time for teacher appreciation by saying thank you and giving special flowers to each teacher.

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Lastly, each child receives a carnation flower to give to his/her parent as appreciation and love.

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“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.”  -Maria Montessori

 

 

 

 

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