The three year-olds danced to "Que lloverá" "May it Rain" in rain boots and coats. The four year-olds sang and danced to a Spanish Christmas carol. The five year-olds sang a song about the vowels of the alphabet.
Our first graders sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" while wearing antlers and red paint on their noses.
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and another Spanish carol were performed by the second graders, in mumbling, shy voices, and enthusiastic dancing.
The third graders danced to a rendition of "All I want for Christmas is You." They danced some and shouted out "baby" each time the end of the chorus came around. They also told a short story, with me reading in English and them translating to Spanish, about an elephant of different colors who showed the other elephants how to have fun.
Both fourth grade classes told short stories about friendship, sharing, and tolerance.
These two stories were my favorite of the day, as they had great morals for the kids, and the children did marvelous jobs telling them.
The sixth graders performed "I'm going to be a mighty king" from "the Lion King" with marvelous costumes and flashy dance moves.
Their version of Zazu was quite beautiful, and performed elegantly by two of the girls. Each of the main characters was represented by two children, making a curious mirrored effect as they danced.
It was a wonderful experience, and I was happy to be a part of it in the small way that I was.