Beyond the Glass

Reflections on education in a connected world. Jackie Sakatch

A song that filled my heart.

on December 18, 2013

Four years ago my class used the song The First Time I Saw Snow by Jared Sagal as the foundation for our performance at the winter concert.  The words of the song rang true for so many of  my students who were new to Canada and snow was a novelty and a challenge.

I remember contacting Jared Sagal by email and asking if we could use the song in our performance.  He was surprised that I had found it and told me to use the song and enjoy.  He asked that I send a copy of the performance to him so that he could enjoy it.  I was so excited and grateful for the use of this magical song.

I took pictures of my students and created a slideshow that played on a screen behind them.  During the interlude of the song each of my students spoke into a microphone and finished the sentence the first time I saw snow…  Unfortunately,  I do not have a copy of our presentation anymore but it was well received by families.

I had not thought about Jarad’s generosity for a while but after completing #eci831 and exploring open access resources, I once again am grateful to Jared Sagal for allowing me to use his music to share our story.

I hope you take a couple of minutes and enjoy the song.

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