Thursday, October 28, 2010


This week has been devoted to activities associated with that all important holiday on the children's calendar -- Veteran's Day!

Just kidding. Actually Halloween week at Wonderland is turning out to be a very cool experience this year. The Haunted House is back in the MPR, the parade is this Friday (so sorry, I won't be here!) and there is an excellent Day of the Dead shrine in the library, built by Juila Wasson's 3rd graders.

We've tried to add to the spirit in music with a Spooky Ghost Dance in Kinder, a rousing, effects driven presentation of "Inside the House That Is Haunted" for 1st and K-1-2, versions of "Skins and Bones" for xylophones in 2nd grade (pictured) and for recorder in 3rd, and two variations on "Intery MIntery" in 4th and 5th grade. This wonderful piece for Orff ensemble comes, as many of my favorite pieces do, from the people at the San Francisco School.