Music Monday: Gregg Le Rock

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Last week Wednesday I went on a school field trip with my class and all the other grade 1 classes to a concert. We went to see Gregg Le Rock, a Canadian musician who writes and sings French songs aimed at school children who are learning French. To prepare them for the concert, I teach the children the songs beforehand and we practise singing them every morning. I will share with you a few favourites. The videos have been made with French subtitles, and the pictures have been deliberately chosen to show the meaning of the lyrics.

The first song I teach them every year is the one on Terry Fox. It is a perfect song for when we run to raise money for cancer; and it is a song that teaches them about endurance.

This year, the favourite of my class was Dans Ma Maison, a song which lists all the furniture that can be found in a house:

The children enjoyed singing to Ecoutons La Radio. At the concert this was the second song Gregg Le Rock sang – and he sang it with a different rhythm. Loved it!

But the vibe was the best for the song Montrez-Moi Vos Mains. I loved seeing my students wave their hands while the musician was singing.

And which Canadian would not love the song Au Canada. We certainly do!

The children enjoyed their concert-going experience and stepped off of the school bus into the school singing Gregg Le Rock’s songs.

Have you been to a concert held by a musician of children’s songs?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

Weekend Coffee Share: A Mid-Week Concert

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngIf we were having coffee, I would tell you that today I am not feeling well. On Thursday, I woke up feeling exhausted. Luckily it was an easy day as my class participated in a art activity – which meant that for 2 periods at a time, I had only half of my students. Friday I felt okay but, as the day progressed, so did my sense of well-being. The day ended with me experiencing terrible cramps in the mid-section of my body and hanging over the edge of the toilet bowl. I had finally caught the stomach bug that has been doing the rounds at my school. Last night I could not face food. This morning I feel a little hungry but I am going to ‘go plain’ today – no fancy or rich food. And instead of coffee and cream, I will drink a light milk-free rooibos tea with you.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have been seeing the parents of the children in my class to update them on their child’s progress. Yes, the report cards are going home on Tuesday and it is time to check in with families. This time round I am trying to spread the interviews out so that I do not exhaust myself as I did during the last round of interviews.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that all the grade 1s , and my grade 1 and 2 combined class, went on a field trip this week to go see a concert by Gregg Le Rock,

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Gregg Le Rock is a Canadian musician who writes and sings French songs for children and this year is the second time I have taken my class. I prepare my students by teaching them the words to the songs and singing with them every morning. The children love the concert and it is always a pleasure to see them ‘rocking to the music’.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that last weekend I pre-wrote many of my blog posts for the last week. As a result, I was able to post more often. Hopefully I will be able to keep up this habit so that my blog posts are less erratic.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the rest of the weekend I will be resting. I am giving Zumba a skip as I want my body to recover quickly from the bout of stomach flu. I will miss dancing to the Latin beats, but there are times when a person has to rest.

Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful week.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the Weekend Coffee Share)