Grade 5 Christmas Performance
By Lucas Baclayon
On December 24, classes 5B,
5C and 5D had a Christmas performance for their fellow
classmates at . They
started preparing about a month earlier. I took time during their reading
classes to quickly teach and review the songs that the students were going to
sing. In addition to singing, some of the students were invited to play the
piano. Kitty from 5B, Brian and Christina from Wagor
Elementary School 5C and Arthur from 5D played the piano brilliantly
during the performance. There was also a small group of violins from the three
classes that played two songs as well.
The main reason for the performance was to give the students the experience of performing in front of a large group of people, especially those who play musical instruments. Another purpose was to let the students hear some traditional Christmas music performed by foreigners, something that was accomplished by asking four missionaries form the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One song that many people in the audience enjoyed was “O Holy Night” which was sung by Sister Belnap, one of the missionaries.
I hope to find other opportunities to allow his classes and students to have the experience of standing and performing in front of an audience. While these experiences may take time to prepare for, they are rewarding and provide school memories not directly related to the classroom.
這表演的主要目的是為了讓學生，尤其是有演奏樂器的孩子，有上台表演給大家欣賞的機會。另一個目的則是為了讓學生可以聆聽外國人士吟唱傳統的聖誕歌曲，此活動邀請到摩門教會的傳教士們，其中一位女傳教士Belnap演唱受到許多人喜愛的一首”O Holy Night”(聖善夜)。