We had a busy week leading up to February break with concerts, visiting performers, the 100th day of school, Valentine’s Day, a tumbling show, and more.
On Monday, the Villalobos Brothers visited the Ray School. In the morning and early afternoon, our third, fourth, and fifth graders met the members of the band to talk about the band’s family background, how they started playing, and how traditional culture affects the music they play. Our students also had the opportunity to ask questions.
In the afternoon, the Villalobos Brothers performed two concerts: one for our K-2 students and one for our 3-5 students. In the days leading up to the performances, our Spanish teachers focused their classroom discussions around Mexican culture and how folk traditions are passed down from generation to generation.
This day was made possible through grant funding. The grant was submitted by Ana Utell (Spanish teacher) and Bob Stone (5th grade teacher) and was funded through the Bridgman Trust Fund after approval from the Hanover School Board.
The Villalobos Brothers brought with them a message of love, humanity, creativity and social justice, encouraging our students to pursue their passions and have a positive impact on our world. For more information about the Villalobos Brothers, see their website, and be sure to attend their concert when they return on June 27, 2020 to perform on the Dartmouth Green!
The second grade participated in the annual 100th Day Hat Fashion Show. Students were tasked with creating a hat with a collection of 100 items and writing an informative paragraph about the creation of the hat. They walked the “runway” in the multi to showcase their creations.
Parents and students were treated to a medley of songs that showcased the hard work and learning of our strings and band students. Thank you, Bob Maurer (band teacher) and Hannah Rommer (strings teacher), for the terrific work with our students that led up to this performance.
Congratulations to our fifth grade class and PE teachers, Steve Condon and Cybil Satterwhite, on an entertaining tumbling show that highlighted gymnastic and tumbling skills, creativity, and collaboration.
It is difficult to believe we were able to fit all of these exciting celebrations and more into one week, but somehow we managed! We hope that you enjoy next week’s February break. We will see you all back at school on Monday, February 24th.