Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Annual Westmore Dance Festival

Yes! It's my favorite day of the school year! I love seeing all the kids perform their class dances which typically don't vary from year to year (except for the sixth grade).

The third grade did the Mexican Hat Dance.

This year, I helped with the fifth grade dance, getting it back to the Haka that they used to do instead of the electric slide they adopted a few years ago. The kids didn't like it and this group is so loud and rambunctious that I thought they could use something where they could yell!
After the festival ended, it was time for the author's fair, where the students share with their families some of the stories they have written throughout the year.

And finally, Griffin's class performed, "The Emperor's New Clothes." Griffin was a tree, and the young boy who pointed out that he wasn't wearing anything, "but his pajamas."The rest of the week consists of Field Day and the awards assembly, with the last day being from 8 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. Really, is it even necessary for them to go at all? Yes if they want their report card and to find out who their teacher is for the next year! Bribery works every time!


leila said...

I want video's of the dances. Leila

Jennifer Asplund said...

OK. I'll upload them today. I didn't think anyone would want to see them.