Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Patriotic perfomance

Two weeks ago, Cooper's class, along with the other K/1 classes put on a patriotic performance for their parents. Mostly it was patriotic songs but there were also parts for the kids to recite, some dressed up as George Washington, some as the statue of Liberty, some as a box of Cracker Jacks. Cooper's part was to open the show. Here he is.

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He took a moment to gain his composure which I was very proud of him for.
Here is the last song that they performed. By the end the kids were really belting out "God Bless America".

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Afterward, Cooper's teacher commented on how well she thought everyone did and that the teachers wanted to do this performance because they didn't know how much longer these patriotic songs would be allowed in school. I thought it was wonderful that there are still teachers out there that care so much about our country and God's role in it.

10 comments:

Martin said...

Cooper is so awesome. He look quite excited singing his "country music"

Scrappy said...

Those videos made me smile!
Cooper did an awesome job. Give him a high five for me! :)

Mimi Nowland said...

Hearing those kids sing those words, it really moved me! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Awww. I love this! That's great. Tell Cooper I'm very impressed with his announcing skills. :)

Grammy said...

Great job Cooper - you did an awesome job!

Jyl said...

OMGOSH! how cute!

Wheat Family said...

Cooper you did an AWESOME job!! The best opener for a school performance! The class of 2020 and 2021...wow!! Great songs too, lets hope we can keep singing them.

Allison said...

I love patriotic elementry school concerts. Great job Cooper!

Michal said...

cooper did a great job. the "god bless america" song made me cry, especially to think that things like that could be banned in the schools because they invoke god's name.

our founding fathers would be proud of these little students--what would they have to say about the way the constitution is used these days to put down everything that they held sacred?

The Robinsons said...

how proud you must be - what a great job he did - and I have to agree with the teacher, I hope they never take away those songs in school.