Abby has always been our little artist!
She has really enjoyed taking an art class in middle school this year.
Here are a couple of her things on display...
Josh had an exciting orchestra concert recently.
Lots of visual effects and fun songs.
It's hard to see here but for Uptown Funk they turned all the lights off and we enjoyed the movement of their many glow sticks attached to their bows, instruments and bodies :)
This is also hard to see but they did a medley of Star Wars songs and they had 4 or 5 costumed people walk down the aisle and stand in front as they played...
They ended with a 12 minute medley of Harry Potter music and had clips from all the movies playing on the screen behind them...
Afterward, kids were getting their pictures with the Star Wars characters.
I asked Josh if he wanted to but he decided he would be too embarrassed so we went out to the car. As he was putting his cello in he changed his mind so we rushed in and he got up the courage to go ask for a picture. I was so proud of him...in a funny way, more proud of that action of courage than of his playing in the concert.
Every year the 5th graders do a wax museum.
Matt chose to do Davy Crockett...
He did an awesome job of memorizing his speech in English and Spanish!
Ben's class came in to see the museum and Matt was quick to go over and give him a hug. I love that these two are in the same school again and get to see each other during their day.
That same day was Dr Seuss's Birthday and Ben's class celebrated big time.
All the teachers dressed up and they encouraged the kids to dress up as well. I thought his cute "Go Go" shirt that they gave him for Christmas was perfect for a "costume" :)
His teacher sent me this fun picture!
She also recently did an Olympics day with the kids.
She's such a darling teacher and always good to send pictures home :)