Thursday, May 14, 2009

5th Grade Music Production!!

The years that I have to teach general music, I decide to put on a music production. This way, I only have to teach songs and dances and don't have to teach rhythym and alll that jazz. Well....once again it is my year to have general music. So, at the beginning of the year I put together a "Music Through the Ages" show. I got the theme from a previous production put on by a good friend of mine. I started from scratch with the music and the dances. It is slowly coming together. I had a coworker say that it is more work to do the production than to teach 3 months of general music. True, but I like to cause major stress in my life. :)
We always make our costumes. We don't have any funds coming out way, so it is something that all of us can do and not too expensive. Three years ago, we did a Disney Production and we painted Mickey Mouse on their t-shirts. It was a lot of work. I made stencils of Mickey's face and we sponged the paint on. This year I thought I would do something a little less stressful (or so I thought) I thought I would tie dye t-shirts to represent the 70's. It was a great idea and I didn't think it would take 3 hours to do. But like all of my productions, my grand ideas are a lot of work. But in the end, it is well worth it.
Here are some of the pictures of the time spent doing it. We are putting on the production at the end of this month. It is coming along really well and the students are doing a wonderful job. My stress is turning into excitement.

PS....Remember the Healthy Habit Challenge? My family and I are on week 5 and it is going great! Posting is a point in the journal entry. Hooray for a point!

1 comment:

mylittleelliott said...

I just have to say....I wish I were there to help with the production. You have no idea how many times I talk about doing them and how much I loved them. Also...your kids are so CUTE! I hope I can make it out your way soon.