Friday, December 25, 2015

A Carol, Christmas and Otherwise

Merry Christmas! I hope your day has been fabulous. We Cazier's are having a wonderful day filled with lots of snow and gifts and playing. I can't officially blog about Christmas because it isn't over and we haven't even eaten the fantastic jello/pretzel dessert yet. (I am really looking forward to it.) So, let's blog about something equally festive. How about school Christmas performances.

Oh, don't roll your eyes. Sometimes they can be fun....sometimes.

I usually just expect large crowds and lots of people holding their phones up for extended periods of time. That is how parents get an arm workout. They should really make phones heavier so we can build more muscle. I, myself, am more of a still photo girl. I like the modified version. Lift, focus, click, done. Phew...harder than it looks.

But well worth the results. Let's see what I captured the last day of school. Each grade prepared a song to sing. Kindergarten went first. They had pajamas on because they were doing the Polar Express in class. Pearl was looking pretty cute in her jammies.

You can tell I wasn't in the front row by the amount of heads in my pictures. I'm going to let you find each child. I'll give you a hint -- look in the middle somewhere. Pearl sang Here Comes Suzy Snowflake, the traditional song for the Ks.

Next up (of my kids) was Ivory. She dressed up as a snowman. I think she is pretty darn cute.

Their class sang a medley of Once There Was a Snowman. You can see a similar version here. They were so cute. It was a favorite among the parents. Good luck finding Ivory. She is still pretty small. Look for the hat.

Daisy's grade was also doing jammies that day. My kids love robes, so Daisy wore hers to school. Pretty adorable and not too granny-like if you ask me.

They sang Up on the Housetop. Second grade is a pretty cute age for anything.

Finally it was time for the sixth grade. It is my favorite when my kids are looking for me in the audience and I am right in front of them taking pictures.

Robyn wasn't too hard to find. She was on the side where we sat and right next to the wall. The sixth grade sang Shake Up Christmas by Train. They did a great job. I hadn't heard the song before. The video is pretty cute. Check it out.

That performance was in the morning, but we were back before too long because Robyn's class was performing A Christmas Carol in the afternoon.

Robyn had the part of Mrs. Cratchit. If you recall, June's class did this play when she was in 4th grade and she was a Cratchit child. Robyn had lots of lines and she was fabulous. She projected very well and remembered everything.

Here she is welcoming her oldest daughter home for the holidays.

One of her best friends, Shayleigh, was the ghost of Christmas present, showing Scrooge the scene of the Cratchit home.

Robyn was all sweetness until 'Bob' mentioned Scrooge. She wanted to give him a piece of her mind. (I know for a fact he wouldn't like that.)

The class did such a great job. They pulled it together very quickly and I hear up until the end, there were some worries of disaster. As an audience member, I couldn't tell at all. All the kids did such a great job. Here is the Cratchit family when tiny Tim has died in the future. (Are those real tears, Robyn?)

Scrooge, played by Kale, was really good. I could see this kid going into acting. It can't be easy memorizing that many lines in a short time, but he was a quick study. The play went as planned. Scrooge felt his remorse and changed his actions and desires to line up with one who celebrated the true spirit of Christmas. Reminds me that there is hope for all of us.

The cast sang at the end. Can you see my cute Robyn up there?

Sadly, I didn't have my wide angle lens, so this isn't quite the full cast. There are a few more people off to the left. (And right.)

Yay! All finished!!! Time for Christmas break.

I really like Robyn's teacher. She is creative and ambitious. I think this was a great experience for the kids and probably a big headache for her. Teacher's deserve a lot of love all year round. Thanks Mrs. Spadafora.

God bless us, every one.

1 comment:

meganmushrat said...

Wow - it must be quite a challenge to get pictures of so many kids in the same school. Glad to see that the artistic talents are running true. I am especially proud of Robyn for doing so well in her play. I always liked acting myself.