It’s getting to the end of the school year. It’s been such a busy year and everyone has mixed feelings about this. Because things are wrapping up we have a lot of school programs we have been attending. The Social Dance performance and the Choir Concert were last month, but as usual, I’m still catching up on things.
Our kid’s school has some great traditions that have been going on for literally decades (sixty years or thereabouts). One of them is that 4th graders learn social dance. Every Friday afternoon all school year, Abby has been practicing the Waltz, the Virginia Reel, the Jitterbug (her favorite), line dances, and even the Macarena. When she first told me about this toward the beginning of the year she said, “Mom, they make me dance with a boy.” “The Boy” was paired up with Abby because he was the only boy as tall as she was. Later she confessed, “I don’t mind dancing with him. It’s fun.”
The year-end performance for parents and for other students covered dances from most of the decades. Although I thought the 80′s were underrepresented. But we all know that you can’t count on schools to teach your children everything. Parents must be involved in their children’s education which is why we have Friday night dance parties.
The Spring Choir Concert was the same week as the Social Dance. I did video the dance and the choir concert but our Internet is so poor here that I couldn’t even upload it to YouTube. I’ve given up on that until we move over to the land of Google Fiber (Provo) soon. Can’t wait for that day. I’m sure your all disappointed… oh just kidding. We only upload that stuff for Grandma and Grandpa anyway.
The Art Show was just last week. It was one of my favorite events. If I had known I would have brought more than my phone to take pictures with. The kids each had 4 pieces in the show and everything was based on the work of a famous artist. Wait- not that thing Kaitlyn is holding in the above photo- that is supposed to be a Spring Chicken. They had crafts for kids to do at the show. They also had a pianist to help set the mood.