Sunday, December 13, 2009

YES I CAN Holiday Program

performance2-148, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
This year Kennedy Elementary School's Special Education department put on our second annual performance of "A Yes I Can Holiday Program". Our special education students sang, signed, danced and played instruments and put on a fantastic show with the help of our "Special Friends" (peer buddies). It's such a fantastic show and I'm so proud of my kiddos :-)
We performed twice at school on Thursday, once form kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade then for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Thursday night we performed for parents and on Friday we went to the PDC (our county's central office) and performed for the superintendent, special ed director, and other county employees. That's FOUR 45-minute performances in 24 hours, which was exhausting - but so worth it :-)
Each self contained class is featured in two different songs on stage (dancing or playing instruments). For the other songs, they sing, sign, or play instruments off-stage. The resource students have the speaking parts in between musical numbers

Here's a slideshow of photos from rehearsals and one of the Thursday morning performances. To see video of the other Thursday morning performance and of the performance at the PDC, visit my class blog.

1 comment:

sheryl said...

Great performance. All of the kids did an excellent job.