Thursday, 28 November 2013

Sally Singer Is All Better!

Our Kindergarten students have been very concerned about their partner in singing, Sally Singer. She has been broken and unable to join us for a few weeks. But I have good news! She has been all fixed up and is excited to join us once again! :)

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Remembrance Day At Buchanan

Today, at 11:00am, was Buchanan School's Remembrance Day ceremony. We began the ceremony with O Canada, led by Sgt. Grenon, followed by the playing of the Last Post and Reville by Sgt. Belanger. Next, Sgt. Grenon spoke to us about why we wear a poppy, and how soldiers work to keep peace in our world.

Following Sgt. Grenon, Mrs. Jenner spoke about the letters and postcards Buchanan students wrote to send to Canadian soldiers. As the choir sang "My Letter To You", representatives from each class placed their letters in our cardboard mailbox to symbolize sending our letters away.

My Letter To You
Words & Music by Ashley Queen

Following the choir, Sgt. Grenon shared video messages of thanks from soldiers serving overseas.
This was followed by "A Pittance of Time":

A Pittance of Time
Words & Music by Terry Kelly

The assembly wrapped up with a slideshow of Buchanan friends and family members who have served or currently serve in the armed forces.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The WSO Visits Buchanan!

Today we were fortunate to have a "Bach To School" string group from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra perform for Buchanan students! We learned a little bit about the violin, viola, cello and double bass. We heard some great music, and also learned about the different ways the string instruments can be played. The string group played several well-known pieces, included "Ode To Joy" by Beethoven, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by Mozart, and surprised us at the end by playing the Angry Birds theme! It was definitely an enjoyable performance! Thank you WSO!