Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Three Stage Christmas Program

We were honored to see 3 Christmas programs last year. The most traditional is the First Grade Christmas program. We attended when June was a doll, when Robyn was a reindeer, and now...when Ivory was a...


She was a pretty cute tree, although, yes, she wanted to be a doll. Makes me wonder what Pearl and Daisy will be when they get to first grade.

Let's just hope they are a bit taller, so they don't have short child syndrome, which is not merely being short, but managing to be placed right behind a tall child. This is the only tree picture that Ivory isn't half blocked out.

They still do all the songs like every year. (Sixteen, I think.) Ivory knew all the words, and she did a great job. And happily, the kids adjusted somewhere along the way so I could take pictures.

Daisy had her Pre-school Christmas program. We have also attended this for each child. This was the first time they had it in the classroom instead of the stage/cafeteria area. It was cozy. Daisy followed in the footsteps of past sisters. (Here she is spacing out and rolling up her shirt.)

She didn't have her line memorized, but I don't think any of the kids did. (They didn't send anything home.) But Daisy did just fine and repeated loud enough to be heard.

Pearl was digging it.

And Santa came at the end. He was a pretty funny Santa and he took time to talk to each kid. It was sweet.

Finally, June had a program of sorts. You could call it a play. Her class put on The Christmas Carol (Disney version). They are quite the thespians, according to Mrs. Hill. They did a play around Thanksgiving, in which June got a main part, but then had to give it up because she wasn't going to be there. Then The Christmas Carol, which went very well. June was a Cratchit child. They didn't have too many words, but they had a poem they all recited together.

And now they are trying out for parts in The Taming of the Shrew. I wonder if this is normal for Mrs. Hill's 4th grade, or just this particular class. And the girls dominate. Most of the major parts were done by girls, including Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and two of the Christmas spirits. Here is the cast at the end.

They did a really good job and in a VERY small space. I can't wait for the next production.

Looking back, no wonder I had no time to blog. We were so busy going, doing, and seeing. It sure was a fun season.


¡Vieve! said...

How fun! I enjoy little kid programs, they're always such a hoot!

meganmushrat said...

Acting runs in our family (look at Uncle Jim!) so I'm not surprised. In fact, one of Tim's teachers recommended he take theater as one of his electives. I think he'd be great at it!