Multicultural Festival – Fifth Grade – African American

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Accompaniment

James Weldon JohnsonJ. Rosamond Johnson

Lift ev’ry voice and sing
‘Til earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list’ning skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on ’til victory is won

Stony the road we trod
Bitter the chastening rod
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died
Yet with a steady beat
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered
Out from the gloomy past
‘Til now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast

God of our weary years
God of our silent tears
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light
Keep us forever in the path, we pray
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee
Shadowed beneath Thy hand
May we forever stand
True to our God
True to our native land

Multicultural Festival – Fourth Grade – Chinese

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Wo he Ni

Wo he Ni (Pronunciation)

Wo he Ni – You and Me
Wo he ni
Xin lian xin
Tong zhu di qiu cun
Wei meng xiang
Qian li xin
Xiang hui zai Beijing

Lai ba! Peng you, shen chu ni de shou
Wo he ni
Xin lian xin
Yong yuan yi jia ren.

You and me
From one world
We are family
Travel dream
A thousand miles
Meeting in Beijing

You and me
From one world
We are family
Travel dream
A thousand miles
Meeting in Beijing

Come together
Put your hand in mine

You and me
From one world
We are family

You and Me
You and Me Tab

Wo he Ni (Accompaniment)

Multicultural Festival – This Land Is Your Land

Let’s try an experiment! I tried invite all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to my project, entitled, “This Land Is Your Land,” but I was limited to inviting only 40 students. If you received an invitation from me on Soundtrap, please accept it and try using to following lyrics to add a track of you singing along. I could save several recording of the same song with 40 different students again and again and then mix them all together in a different program. If you haven’t been invited yet, try using this link: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/zgFVWR9KRJ28Qv9kmflJpw/Let’s give it a try and see what happens. Here are the lyrics:

This Land is Your Land

Woody Guthrie

This land is your land, and this land is my land
From the California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
Saw below me the golden valley
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, and this land is my land
From the California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

I roamed and rambled, and I’ve followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
All around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

(Instrumental Break)

When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, and this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

This land was made for you and me.

Soundtrap Schedule for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Music Students

Grades 3-5 will be working with the program Soundtrap to create their own songs throughout the year. This way, all future music classes will help students get new ideas for their songs. The program only allows for a number of “seats” in the class at a time. I have paid for enough seats for two classes at a time. Every student will be able to access Soundtrap during all of their recorded and live music lessons. Third and fourth grade students will continue to have access after their scheduled class until the following day. Both fifth grade classes will have access all weekend. The schedule for long-term access is as follows:

Monday – Hoslclaw and Robbins

Tuesday – Trinchero and Langton

Wednesday – Bannon and Hoslclaw

Thursday – Robbins and Trinchero

Friday – Langton and Bannon

Saturday – Herkert and Keefer

Sunday – Herkert and Keefer

Songs for the Superpowers on the Month

Thank you for all of your song suggestions! These are the songs I have matched with the Superpowers of the Month:

MonthSuperpower of the Month
SeptemberCommunity (Safe, Respectful, Responsible) – Mumble Grumble, De Colores
OctoberPatience – What About Us? – Pink
NovemberFlexibility – Let It Be – The Beatles
DecemberCuriosity – Into the Unknown – Frozen II
JanuaryGrowth Mindset – Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
FebruaryUpstander – Lonely – Alan Walker, Steve Aoki
MarchGratitude – The Best Day – Taylor Swift
AprilKindness – True Colors – Trolls – Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick
MayMindful – End of the World – Billie Eilish
JuneNo new word. Recap on our superpowers for the year

Welcome!

WELCOME BACK, FOREST PARK FOXES!!

 

Let’s begin this year right by you giving me input about your favorite songs by filling out the survey, linked to this page.  Your choices may be matched with the Words of the Month and will get sung A LOT over the school year.  Information about the music your family likes could help us choose great music for the school’s International Festival.  The link is below and below that is a list of this year’s Words of the Month, so you can use this survey to tell me about songs that address the ideas behind these words:

Link to the Survey

2020-2021 Super Powers (Words of the Month)

This year instead of having a “Word of the Month,” we will have a “Super Power” of the month.

Month Superpower of the Month
September Community (Safe, Respectful, Responsible)
October Patience
November Flexibility
December Curiosity
January Growth Mindset
February Upstander
March Gratitude
April Kindness
May Mindful
June No new word. Recap on our super powers for the year

Working from Home

Hello Forest Park Community,

It was so strange to be working together and then suddenly having to stay home and change all of our plans.  The third and fourth grade field trip to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall has been cancelled this year, but we will have the option to do the very same program, The Orchestra Sings, next year.  The materials we were using to prepare for this program are available at forestparkmusic.blog.

Meanwhile, I will be making music activities available for all grades through Seesaw (K-2nd Grades) and Google Classroom (3rd-5th Grades).  You will see me leading the activities videoed in my favorite room in the house, the Music/Yoga Studio. Third and fourth graders will mostly be working in Sountrap while the K-3rd graders will be doing other activities and sharing what they do with their computers’ cameras and microphones.  These activities will be lots of fun and you won’t want to miss any of them.

We are experimenting with these ways of sharing music and sound and I’m looking forward to seeing how you all respond to what I will be putting out there on the Internet for you.  Our goal is to have fun playing with sound and movement. I’m looking forward to the pure joy of seeing and hearing your recordings.

Yours Truly,

Dr. Bob