Prep 1 Blog

Dear Prep 1 Families,

We have just one more rehearsal before our recital, which will take place at our usual class time on December 13.  It will take place in the Parish Hall at the church rather than our usual class room.  

We will be having a potluck after the recital, so please bring some food to share.  Click Here to sign up for the potluck.

Sunday, December 9 is Cantabile’s annual Holidays With Cantabile Concert!  This concert is always a wonderful evening of music. As a prep family, you can get discounted tickets for just $10.  Click on the link above, and you will be directed to our website.  When you get to the tickets page, select tickets in the price level 2 or 3, and enter the discount code PREPPARENT at check out. Price level 1 seats are not available at this discount.  We hope to see you there.  It is a great opportunity for your children to see what they could be doing in the future. 

Please make sure that your child has memorized the songs for our recital. The lyrics are below. They are:

Chocolat Chaud

On Top of Spaghetti

Percy the pale faced polar bear. 

This is my trunk

This is My Trunk

This is my trunk, I’m a tall, tall tree

In the springtime the blossoms grow on me

They open, They open.

 

This is my trunk, I’m a tall, tall tree

In the summer the breezes blow on me

I bend, I bend.

 

This is my trunk, I’m a tall, tall tree

In the autumn the apples grow on me

they drop, they drop.

 

Percy the Pale-Faced Polar Bear

Way up in the land of ice and snow

Where the temperature drops to forty below

Who is the happiest one up there?

Percy the Pale-Faced Polar bear.

 

He sleeps at day and then at night

He’ll catch a few fish by the pale moon light

He never worries, he never cares!

Percy the Pale-Faced Polar bear.

 

Then one day a hunter caught poor Percy by the snout!

He put him in a great big cage.

Percy howled and he growled but he couldn’t get out.

 

Now he’s living in a zoo

and the funny thing is he likes it too

Because he met his best friend there

She likes Percy the Pale-Faced Polar bear

Who?

Percy the pale faced Polar Bear!

 

On Top of Spaghetti

On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese

I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed.

 

It rolled off the table, it rolled on the floor

And then my poor meatball rolled out of the door.

 

It rolled in the garden and under a bush

And then my poor meatball was nothing but mush.

 

The mush was as tasty as tasty could be,

And early next summer it grew to a tree.

 

The tree was all covered with beautiful moss

It grew great big meatballs and tomato sauce.

 

So if you eat spaghetti all covered with cheese,

Hold on to your meatball and don’t ever sneeze.

Songwriters: Tom Glazer

On Top of Spaghetti lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Memory Lane Music Group (Domestic)

Thank you!  Have a wonderful week!

Emily

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