Archives - October 2021

Lesson #1 - Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fucik

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Lesson #2 - Circus Polka by Igor Stravinsky

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🎪 Bonus Event - Clap for Classics!


This lesson is great for your little ones - Miss Elizabeth will be teaching a lesson about The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Some fun printables for the lesson (not necessary, but your kids might enjoy them!):



BONUS EVENT: Thrills & Chills

Here is a link to a nicely done guide for this concert from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.


Supplemental Resources

There are a few circus books that will be fun to add to this month, particularly the book about Stravinsky's Circus Polka - Ballet of the Elephants

The last two books might be good for your older kids - they are middle grades chapter books. I particularly remember Circus Shoes being well loved by my tween daughter. 





Ballet of the ElephantsBallet of the ElephantsSandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander CalderSandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander CalderPeter Spier's Circus (Picture Yearling Book)Peter Spier's Circus (Picture Yearling Book)Who Was P. T. Barnum?Who Was P. T. Barnum?See the CircusSee the CircusThe Man Who Walked Between the TowersThe Man Who Walked Between the TowersHarold's Circus (Purple Crayon Books)Harold's Circus (Purple Crayon Books)Dumbo (Disney Classic) (Little Golden Book)Dumbo (Disney Classic) (Little Golden Book)Mirette on the High WireMirette on the High WireThe Forest of StarsThe Forest of StarsCircus Shoes (A Puffin Book)Circus Shoes (A Puffin Book)