Updates on Edward Tulane:
When Edward (...or Susan) was in the ocean, I think he had lots of time to reflect on himself. But I don't know what changed him. He loves, he thinks there are worse things then being forced to wear a dress.
Edward got new ears, he wearing different clothes, is in a different place.
Edward listens to when someone is talking to him or needs the comfort of knowing someone is listening to them when they need to talk about things that hurt them, or memories out loud.
MS Music Concert report:
The Mellifluous MS Music Concert
By Mika Pauschert
Yesterday in the UNIS auditorium, Grade 5 went to the MS Music concert to prepare and experience it for Middle School.
The Grade 6 band and choir played Three Billy Goats Gruff with a special guest narrator, the MS principal. I thought it was a very interesting and creative way to read a story. Then they played a magical piece called Enchantment. I noticed how different instruments joined into the piece at different times. The piece went up and down and had a surprising ending.
The Grade 7 and 8 talented orchestra played Fiddler’s Frolic, Three Celtic Folksongs, Appalachia Waltz and Boogie Woogie. The Orchestra was my favorite because they played in different times and notes. All the songs they played were really calming and elegant. They played like dragonflies.
Grade 6, 7 and 8 choir sang Four Partner Songs-Traditional English, Mango Walk-Traditional Jamaican, Straighten Up and Fly Right, and There Is Peace. My favorite piece out of all of the songs they sang is the Four Partner Songs because the choir sang it beautifully and how the song talks about poverty and I believe it also talks about soldiers. The Mango Walk was cheerful and different compared to the first song. Straighten up and Fly Right was sung in different times and with different verses. There is Peace was also like Straighten up and Fly Right.
The Grade 7 and 8 band took us around Asia with playing the Based on Bamboo Flute, Sakura, Korean Folk Song, Con Buom Xuan, Chisa, and Joy. But we only had a limited time before leaving School to go home so -I don’t remember- but I think the Band skipped the Chisa. The pieces were all different. The Sakura was soft, high and reminded me of birds singing. The Korean Folk Song was very different compared to the Sakura. It was cheerful and felt like a song to dance traditionally to.
In conclusion, I think the Orchestra, Choir and Band did a fantastic job.
I wonder if all assemblies in Middle school are like the interesting Music Concert we witnessed. I appreciate and thank Middle School for letting us see their Music Concert!