The BFIS Libraries are organising the annual Sant Jordi Used Book Sale, which will take place during our Elementary festivities on Friday, April 21st. Last year we raised approximately 750€ of additional funds for the libraries.
If you have any books for donation, now is the time to put them to good use. Please speak to Ms. Emma before bringing them into school. They would be delighted to arrange a time for you to drop off any relevant material that is in good or excellent condition.
Thank you in advance for helping to support the sale and the libraries!
The Fifth graders and I are super excited to have started our ukulele unit two weeks ago…we are strumming away and enjoying learning how to play chords and accompany ourselves while singing.
(Ms. G unpacking the new Ukuleles!!!)
Most days I join students for some extra practice time at morning patio…Our Uke club is going strong!!!
(Pic Coming Soon!)
The Uke is great instrument that can be enjoyed for many years, and is meant to be a lifetime music instrument for our kids here at BFIS. Ukuleles are small, easily portable, and inexpensive. If you’re interested in purchasing one for your child, I recommend the following instruments. (Just follow the hyperlinks to Amazon to purchase). We have a class set for use at school, but it’s always more motivating when you have your own to practice with at home! However, you can easily pick up a soprano Ukulele at most guitar or music shops!
What an exciting two weeks it’s been for our choir members! We are finally able to rehearse at the same time EVERY week! That’s right, Thursday is now Choir Morning.
Students in choir begin their day with a vocal warm up (ask your choir member to show you their roller coaster sound). Then we have time to rehearse together. What a lovely way to start the day, with hearing the voices of our students in song! I’m a lucky teacher!
Right now we are working on the following songs! True Colors-originally by Cyndi Lauper. Oye-Jim Papoulis, and some other fun warm up pieces. I’ve included some of my favourite children’s choirs versions of these songs below. Look for our versions of the songs online in the following weeks!