music and a play

On this quiet Tuesday, the school was filled with music and play-making as the kids thought more about their projects for Expression, played music, and preformed their puppet show play.

Natasha brought in her guitar and played in the morning.

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Jennie helped out with furniture making.

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Playwrights practiced lines from their scripts.

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After lunch, we had our own mini-concert, featuring Natasha on guitar and Clementine on mini-harmonica, and Isaac on guitar as opening acts, and Mirah as our main event. She sang a few of her songs and asked the kids to contribute during the chorus with words and whistles.

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Mirah showed everyone her steel drum and let everyone experiment with the sounds it makes.

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We held an appreciation circle for Stewart, who is moving to a new house and a new school in the East Bay.

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We also said goodbye to Brian, our artist-in-residence, as he packed up and headed back to his studio at the Crucible in Oakland.

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But they’ll both be back. You can’t stay away from this school once you’ve been here.