In so many ways this blog is a collection of teaching highlights. Once again our school's music teacher, Ms. Pohl, has masterfully orchestrated the fifth grade play. She worked with another colleague to personalize the script adding local references and humor. She took keen interest in all 68 fifth graders and found a special role for each of them in the performance. In addition, she highlighted student's special singing, dancing, instrumental, and speaking talents throughout the performance. Her kind, caring coaching led the fifth graders to collaborate for many weeks to prepare for Wednesday's morning performance for the school students and evening presentation for the students' families. The videos below capture a couple of highlights from the practice sessions, and the photos demonstrate students' enthusiasm. Enjoy!