Friday, May 13, 2011

Grandparents’ Day

Wow, am I behind on this blog! Life has just been getting in the way! There’s so much to share and so little time. Oh well. It’ll all get posted. Eventually.

I hope.

A few weeks back was Grandparents’ Day at school. Every year our school has a Creative Arts Week where many fun things happen. There’s always a theme, there are special chapels and speakers, there’s an open house where all the classrooms are open and displays of many projects fill the halls and the windowsills and the gym. There’s also Grandparents’ Day. The afternoon begins with a program with special performances by various age groups. Usually the 5th graders do some square dancing and singing, so we went to the program to watch Bethany.


The kids all looked so cute in the western get-ups.


This child does love performing. She’s almost always got pure joy on her face!


And when she doesn’t have pure joy on her face, it’s probably because that boy she’s about to swing on her arm either isn’t doing something right or he’s just gross. Boys are still gross in 5th grade, in case you didn’t know. Whew.

And in case you didn’t know, if you’re a boy in 5th grade, most girls are still gross. One of the boys literally pulled down his sleeves over his hands so that he wouldn’t have to actually touch the skin of a girl! It was soooooo funny! We also noticed that most of the “hand-holding” was done with the girls grabbing the boys’ wrists. No actual hand-holding occurred during the square dancing.

Thank goodness.


Then the 5th graders sang a really fun worship song and this was completely Bethany’s cup of tea. She gets totally into the performing and worshipping during this kind of thing and it’s enough to make her momma shed a few tears.

The rest of the program was really good, complete with special songs from the high school chamber choir and a video of pictures from throughout the year. Very, very well done. See for yourself!

Elementary Montage YouTube Video

1 comment:

Mother Superior said...

Enjoyed the video - thanks!!!!