The end of the school year brings us to Kindergarten Graduation, and we couldn’t be more proud of what our youngest Roadrunners have learned. We sang and danced, worked and played, and everyday learned something new and had new experiences. We are bigger…better…and brighter!
Does Music make you smarter? These students have learned how to play a stringed instrument this year. They are smarter! They have strengthened and stretched their mind. They have started to learn to speak the language of music. Our classical kids played their final concert with selections (adaptations) of Beethoven, Mozart, and Dvorak. Orchestra rocks at Four Peaks; and these 6th graders deserve a round of applause!
“Rockin’ with the Goose”, means we have been working hard to learn Mother Goose songs. Watch us to hear our songs, and celebrate what we have learned. These songs are contagious; students can’t help but love them. Our youngest Roadrunners are guaranteed to make you smile and brighten your day!
Every Roadrunner received a copy of “The One and Only Ivan” to read aloud at home as a family project. In 2013 ‘The One and Only Ivan” was named the winner of the Newbery Medal award, an honor that means many people thought that it was the best children’s book of the year. It is about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage at the mall. Although this book is a fictional story, it was inspired by the true story of Ivan, a gorilla that lived in a cage for 27 years. Your heart will be touched by this remarkable story of Ivan the artist and his group of multi-species friends.
Four Peaks 1st graders love to sing and were excited to be on stage for the first time. It was a little confusing for them in January when we started practicing spring songs. “Why are we singing about spring when it isn’t spring?” ( For the same reason we practice Christmas songs in October!) Their spring concert was filled with songs about this happy time of year and the joys that warm weather brings. Enjoy our show!
A bit of trivia you might enjoy… I learned the song that our 1st graders sang, “Popcorn Popping On The Apricot Tree” when I was a 1st grader. Loved it then, and love it still!
Our community has an annual tradition that celebrates the history and folklore of Apache Junction and the Superstition Mountains. This is the 50th year anniversary of the Lost Dutchman’s Day Parade! A carnival, a 3-day rodeo, a rodeo dance, and an arts and craft show are just a few of the local events to attend. But best of all, our Four Peaks 2nd graders performed a flag ceremony for all of our cowgirls and cowboys. Yee-Haw!
If the King of Rock and Roll were still alive, he would have turned 81 years old on January 8th. In honor of his contributions to American music, our third graders sang “Hound Dog” and “Blue Suede Shoes”. Our third song, “Twang That Thing” was never performed by Elvis, but it was written about his rise to fame. We do hope you enjoy our Elvis tribute. By popular demand, a special guest made an appearance…
Our 4th graders enjoyed singing and dancing at our Thanksgiving flag ceremony. It gave us a chance to show that we are grateful for our many blessings, and to share two Thanksgiving songs with the rest of the school. Somehow a giant turkey appeared during one of our songs, but I am happy to report that our 4th grade teachers eagerly came to the rescue. (Our assemblies are never dull!)
Our fifth grade students presented an assembly for Global Reading Awareness to celebrate reading entitled, “In The Pages Of A Book”. Several book characters made a surprise entrance during our first song; we welcomed Cat-in-the-Hat, Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, Madeline, Mrs. Frizzle, and The Mummy. We love to read! As you can see by this performance, we also love to sing!