Happy New Year and welcome back! Lots of fun Music and Art learning happening in our Fine Arts classes this term: Check out the "Crazy Hair" art display in the library featuring the artwork of Ms. Steffenson's Grade 5 class. Meanwhile, the African drums are back and starting this week, students will be getting a chance to make some fun rhythms! The primary classes are learning all about beat and rhythm, the grade 3/4 classes are starting recorders in a month (check it out here), and the intermediates are working on a drawing unit in art.
Raffle baskets will be on sale during both the afternoon concert and evening concert. The draws will happen at the end of the evening concert.
There will be a bake sale at the concert as well.
Donations of bake good are appreciated and can be dropped off the morning of the 16th.
Tickets for the VIP seating and parking are on sale. Tickets are $2.00 each - 1 ticket is equal to 1 entry into the draw. Winning ticket drawn gets to be VIP for the concert with exclusive parking and seating! One draw for each concert.
For more information, contact: Amanda @ 778-220-0113
The Christmas Concert is coming up in less than a month and classes are already working hard on their performance pieces! The Concert this year will be Wednesday, December 16th with an afternoon concert at 1pm and an evening concert at 6pm. The Dress Rehearsal will be on Tuesday, December 15th at 1pm. Check out the Concert Page for more information on each class' song and costume needs. Keep checking back for more information and for requests for help! Thank you!
Our Remembrance Day ceremony this year will be occurring on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:45 in the gym. Students from Mr. Wielgoz's grade 6 class will be performing a short play, and students from Ms. Weber, Mr. Hummel, and Ms. Sauka's classes will be performing a song. Click here for more information on those two performances.
On Tuesday, October 13, Bert Edwards Science and Technology School made history, participating in the largest ever recording of O Canada! The project, part of an initiative by Heritage Canada to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our national flag, sent a recording group across Canada to record the voices of students in schools across our nation. Only two schools in Kamloops were chosen, ourselves and St. Ann's.
The students have spent the last few weeks rehearsing the words to O Canada, creating artwork, and learning about the history of our Maple Leaf flag. Recording was done Tuesday morning in groups of 2-3 classes at a time, where students also learned more about the history of our flag.
It was a great experience that the students really seemed to enjoy! I'm so glad we were able to take part!
Keep an eye out at www.flagofcanada.ca in the new year (or possibly as early as December) for the final recording to be posted.
Another year has begun, and with it an exciting opportunity for our school and our students! We have been selected to take part in a special commemorative Recording of O Canada, one that is hoping to create a new world record! Only two schools in Kamloops were chosen to take part in this special 50th Anniversary celebration of the Flag of Canada, and we were one of those schools! On October 13th, a special recording crew will be coming to our school to record the voices of our students, which will then be combined with the voices of students from all over Canada to create one massive recording of our National anthem, which will then be delivered to every major library from coast to coast. More information about this exciting event can be found at: www.flagofcanada.ca
As part of this initiative, we are practicing singing O Canada, and are learning about the history of the flag of Canada and about what makes us Canadian.
You can support your child at home by talking to them about your families history in Canada and what it means to you to be Canadian. Also, you can go to this link to practice the singing of O Canada with your child (It is important that we use this recording as this will be the one the main recording is based off
Students in the primary classes have been busy working on their primary plays. Each class has been working on a play that puts together all the skills we have been learning this year, and include drama, movement, and music.
Mr. Hummel's Grade 1 class performed their dance of the life cycle of the flower last week and did such a wonderful job! If anyone has some pictures they took of the performance, please send me a couple to put up here as I got so busy I forgot to take some pictures!
Tuesday, June 9:
10:40 - Mrs. Farber’s Kindergartens present: The Fox Who Lost His Supper - a short musical play about a group of barnyard fowl who work together to chase away a hungry fox, in the most creative way.
11:30 - Ms. Bowden’s Kindergartens present: The Sneaky Sam - a short musical story and dance about a very special group of Pirates who would much rather dance and sing than fight.
Friday, June 12:
10:40 - Mrs. Weber’s Grade 2’s present: The Boy and the Tree of the Animals - a short musical play, based in Africa, that tells of a young boy and his adventures in finding the Tree of the Animals and the animals of the jungle that guard it.
11:30 - Ms. Chernoff’s Grade ½ ‘s present: Silly Jack - a short musical play about a very silly young man who just can’t seem to do anything right, with the most hilarious results.
The primary classes have been having fun for the past week experimenting with and playing with our new xylophones! We've been learning all about sound and how the length and size of an instrument has to do with the pitch (high/low) of the instrument. The larger the boomwhacker or xylophone bar, the lower the pitch it produces! And the smaller the instrument, the higher the sound! Here's a little clip of our fun in Ms. Bowden's kindergarten class using their new knowledge to help put the xylophone bars in order according to low to high pitch:)
Welcome everyone to my new blog for my Fine Arts program at Bert Edwards Science and Technology School! I am just getting started on this blog, so please be patient while I get pages and links set up! For information on the Christmas concert and links for students to practice their songs, please go to the tab labelled "Special Events".
Author - Mrs. Phillips
Welcome to my new blog for Fine Arts at Bert Edwards Science and Technology School! I hope this site will allow parents to keep up-to-date with what is going on with the Fine Arts program and events in our school as well as give students access to music links, for practice or otherwise, as well as other interesting links! This is my first attempt at a blog, so please feel free to message me with suggestions or ideas for what you'd like to see here! Please enjoy!