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Christmas Program Dates 2018

Argillite Elementary School
*December 13, 2018 @ AES*
Kindergarten---8:30
First Grade---9:30
Second Grade---1:00
Third Grade---2:00
 
*December 14, 2018 @ AES*
Fourth Grade--- 8:30
Fifth Grade--- 1:30
 
*December 20, 2018 @ AES (School Performance)*
Kindergarten--- 8:30
First Grade---9:00
Second Grade---9:30
Third Grade---10:00
Fourth Grade---1:00
Fifth Grade---1:45
 
 
Greysbranch Elementary School
*December 10, 2018 @ GES*
Kindergarten--- 8:30
First Grade--- 2:00
 
*December 11, 2018 @ GES*
Second Grade--- 8:30
Third Grade--- 1:30
 
*December 12, 2018 @ GES*
Fourth Grade--- 8:30
Fifth Grade--- 1:30
 
*December 19, 2018 (School Performance) @ GES*
Kindergarten--- 8:30
First Grade--- 9:00
Second Grade--- 9:30
Third Grade--- 10:00
Fourth Grade--- 1:00
Fifth Grade--- 1:45

Kindergarten Christmas Program Twas' The Night Before Christmas

Kindergarten students will be reciting the poem Twas' the Night Before Christmas.  They will also be singing four songs "Five Little Fingers", "Ten Little Reindeer", Jingle Bells", We Wish You a Merry Christmas".  I have included videos of the songs below so you can practice at home. 

Five Little Fingers

Five Little Fingers will be sung with Sue and Dave Gray

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Ten Little Reindeer

Counting Song Ten Little Reindeer

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Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells We are singing all verses

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We Wish You a Merry Christmas Video. We will be singing all verses

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Here is the poem Twas the Night Before Christmas marked with who is saying what line.
Here is a copy of all the lyrics to all the kindergarten Christmas songs

First Grade Christmas Program: The First Christmas

The First Grade Classes will be performing the program, The First Christmas.  I have included the current list of speaking parts. This list will be updated as parts are added.
Here is a list of the speaking parts Greysbranch

Second Grade Christmas Program: Twas the Night Before Christmas

The Second Grade classes this year will be performing the musical, Twas the Night Before Christmas.  We are requesting that all students wear pajamas for the performance if possible. 
Here is the script and lyrics for the Christmas Program.
A free shareable I found on Teachers Pay Teachers to help learn lines

Third Grade Christmas Program The Elves' Impersonator

The Third Grade Students will be performing the program, The Elves' Impersonator.  I am including a list of parts to guide those students that would like to begin working on costumes.  If your child is not listed as a specific part, they will be acting as an elf for the program.  We are requesting that elves dress in red shirts, green bottoms, or festive Christmas clothing (if possible).  Elf hats are generally sold in stores like the Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Wal-Mart, and Claire's after Thanksgiving.  
Script for the Third Grade Christmas Program
Cast list for the Third Grade Christmas Program

Fourth Grade Christmas Program Jingle Bell Jukebox

The Fourth Grade students will be presenting the Christmas Musical Jingle Bell Jukebox this year.  I have included a cast list so students can practice their parts at home.  All students need to dress like the 50's.  Some good ways to come up with ideas for costumes are old tv shows like "Happy Days", Movies like "Grease" and Back to the Future".  The musical is set in a soda shop.  Any parent that is interested in helping decorate the Soda Shop please contact me. 

Fifth Grade Christmas Program We Wish You a Swingin Holiday

The fifth grade will share several holiday songs this year in their program. 

Star Wars Class Rules Spark Presentation

This is the presentation I sent on the first week of Music Classes.
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Preschool

Students in preschool will be learning about music through songs from a collection called Farm Song Fun and the Sounds of Moo-sic. 

Kindergarten

Kindergarten students are working on music that they will be sharing with their families this year.
Greysbranch and Argillite Kindergarten students are working on a program called Folk Song Fun for Everyone which will be shared with their families at the end of the year. 

First Grade

First Grade students will be learning the placement of the notes on the Treble Clef staff.  This will be accomplished by completing a book entitled Mr. Everybody's Musical Apartment.

Mr. Everybody's Musical Apartment

The story of Mr. Everybody.

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Second Grade Music

Second Grade students will be learning about Melody and Rhythm this year using the book Hayes Lets Learn Music.

Third Grade Music

Third Grade students will be learning the note names on the Treble Clef Staff from Middle C to fifth line F.  Students will be completing 9 note test through the year.

Every Good Boy Does Fine

A fun song to learn the lines on the Treble Clef Staff

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FACE

A fun song to learn the spaces on the Treble Clef Staff

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Treble Clef

A fun song to learn about the Treble Clef

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I Knew You Were Treble

A fun song which puts all the information together needed to know the notes on the staff. The Treble Clef, Face, and Every Good Boy Does Fine.

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Fourth Grade Music

Fourth Grade students will be learning about the seven music elements.  

Fifth Grade Music

Fifth Grade students will be applying what they have learned about the seven music elements by incorporating them in a year long unit on Jazz.
 

2018 Music K8 Cover Contest

Students are working in Mrs. Blevin's art class on covers for the fifth issue of the Music K8 magazine we use in music class.  The first place winner receives a cash prize of $250 dollars.  This is a world wide competition and students who are chosen are published in the fifth issue of the magazine.  Several years ago we had a student get an honorable mention which was really cool.  All entries have to be sent in by January 15th.

Drama Resources

Here are some resources I am sharing with my students about drama.
Adobe Spark Page
Adobe Spark Page
Drama Rotation 3

Dance Resources

Here are resources I will be sharing with my students about dance

Projects

Fourth and Fifth Grade Students will be completing projects due in April.  Several of these projects will be showcased at the Greenup County Evening With the Arts. 
Schedule:
Greysbranch Elementary
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
 Argillite Elementary
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Contact Information
keith.simmons@greenup.kyschools.us
Argillite Elementary School
4157 State Route 1
Argillite, KY 41121
Phone: (606) 473-7213
Fax: (606)473-1057
Greysbranch Elementary School
1487 Ohio River Road
Greenup, KY 41144
Phone: (606) 473-9653
Fax: (606) 473-6645 
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