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International Day is a celebration of nations.  All classes from K to 6th grade selected one country to showcase.  Students presented their country to parents and friends in the school gymnasium.  Our class studied and presented France.  Students danced, sang a traditional French song, Sur le Pont D'Avignon, and played the spoons accompanied by old time fiddling music.

International Day

STATE OF MAINE LEARNING RESULTS

Visual and Performing Arts

A. CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Students will create and/or perform to express ideas and feelings.  Students will be able to:

6. Perform and/or listen to a number of pieces on a given theme and create a variation.

13. Demonstrate  ability to recreate an existing work alone or with others.

15. Understand that the success of musical, theatrical, and dance groups depends on collaboration.

Health and Physical Education

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

A. PHYSICAL FITNESS

Students will acquire the knowledge to be physically fit and take part in healthful physical activity on a regular basis.  Students will be able to:

Pre-K-2

4. Move with awareness of others.

B. MOTOR SKILLS

Pre-K-2

4.  Make smooth transitions between sequential motor skills.

5.  Adapt and adjust movement skills to uncomplicated, changing, environmental conditions and expectations.

C. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL INTERACTIONS

The student will demonstrate responsible and social behaviors in physical activity settings.  Students will be able to:

Pre-K-2

Demonstrate cooperative skills while participating in physical activities.

Parade of classes around the gym to the tune of "It's a Small World".

Here we have our second grade class presenting France.  The students danced and sang "Sur le Pont D'Avignon" in native costume.

 

Rubric on Cooperative Skills

The percussion portion of our program has students playing spoons to an old French fiddling tune.

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The history of a people is found in its songs.         George Jellinek