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Hi everyone!

We are Dylan and Kyle.  We would like to talk about Taekowndo. Taekowndo is one of the most popular martial arts not only in Korea but world. The name Taekwondo is made up of several different words.

“Tae” means kick or strike.

“Kwon” means hand or fist.

“Do” means a way of an art.

So, Taekowndo, in 3 words together, means the art of kicking and striking. Taekwondo which is an art of self-defense without weapons. Taekwondo needs both mental and physical training. When you learn Taekowndo first time as a beginner, you will learn how to sit up, turn over, and kick high.

When you learn as a more advanced learner than beginners, you will learn how to kick and punch to be able to break boards without any weapons.

Each student has to wear a uniform and belt when they are in Taekowndo school. The belt shows their skills and levels. These skills and levels are decided by belt test and masters.

The colors of belt in order are white, white stripe, yellow, yellow stripe, green, green stripe, blue, blue stripe, brown, brown stripe, red, red stripe, red black stripe, black. Black belt is a very high honor. Also, you may find some schools have little different orders of belt color.

We also learn Taekowndo and we are brown belts. We can’t wait for black belt!

Thank you for reading our article about Taekwondo!

Dylan and Kyle

3rd Grade

 

Did you all know that MUSIC in itself is the UNIVERSAL language? People who know how to read music are able to communicate with others from all around the world no matter what language they speak! That’s why we music teachers work hard to teach music literacy to all of our students.

All Students in preparation for our ifest parade are learning to sing: Hello from all the Children of the World.

What else has been happening?
 

 Students in 5th grade are learning a medley of African folk songs for their upcoming winter concert: An African Celebration combines Siyahamba- from South Africa, Sing Noel- from Liberia, and Betelmehu- a carol from Nigeria.

Other songs they will perform which celebrate our diversity and multicultural heritage of our school are: The Peace Round.- which includes our singing peace in  13  languages. Nes Gadol Haya Sham is another song we are learning for our concert.  The widely known carol, Stille Nacht will be presented in German, English and Spanish.

In preparing for the annual Houston Symphony field trip at Jones Hall, these students are learning about composers from around the world: Russian composers, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, German composers, Beethoven and Brahms, and even an American current composer, Jennifer Higdon are some whose music we will hear on October 3rd.

All students in 2nd- 5th are learning and performing World Music Drumming Techniques in the Music Classroom.

Third Graders have learned to sing Frere Jacques in French and English.

The 4th graders have learned Funga Alafia- a West African Welcome song.

Back to School 2018

It’s hard to believe that it is almost time for the 2018-19 school year to begin, but it is just around the corner. We hope you have had an enjoyable summer with family and friends. Our educators and staff are looking forward to welcoming our students to school in August.

The first day of school is Thursday, August 16.

Whether you are new to Spring Branch ISD, or a returning student/family, we look forward to another inspiring year! Provided below is a link to our Back to School website.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact our school office.

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