This past week, we spent our music class time learning and singing American patriotic music for Patriot Day on September 11th. Below is a list of the songs we learned at each grade level:
Kindergarten: Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
1st grade: This Land Is Your Land (Chorus only), You're a Grand Old Flag, Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
2nd grade: America, You're a Grand Old Flag, Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue, Yankee Doodle, and Listening example, "Souvenir L'Amerique".
3rd grade: Sing, America, Sing!, Grand Old Flag, Star Spangled Banner
4th grade: Here's To America, America, the Beautiful, Star-Spangled Banner, and Listening example- Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
5th grade: America, the Beautiful, America, Star-Spangled Banner, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Fifty Nifty United States
These songs gave us opportunity to have good discussions about pride in our country, the history of the songs, and what it means to be a "patriot."
Mr. Berger ./`