Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fall 2011 Recap

I am excited to recap my first fall semester of music at The Parish School.  Moving from California via New York to Texas, it has been a transition period for me to learn about the school, students, and Houston.  Everyone … Continue reading

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Winter Sing-A-Long!

“Hi Momma!” “I want to be Frosty!” “Look at my bells!” The 2011 Winter Sing-A-Long was so much fun today!  With a variety of musical selections, families and friends enjoyed a short skit, piano duet, recorders, sing-a-long songs, and a … Continue reading

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High Energy: Stretch Band and Animals

Holiday Party Season! Each class had their holiday party celebrations and we also celebrated the winter/holiday season in music. The Ducks, Dragonflies, and Owls loved pulling and pushing the red stretch band to “Jingle Bells.”  With all the sugar and high spirits, … Continue reading

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Preschool Program Preview and Reindeer Season

The Kangaroos and All-Stars enjoyed a viewing of their Preschool Program, “Peace Around the World.”  They pointed when they saw themselves on the screen and named their friends they saw on the screen.  Some students could not help themselves to … Continue reading

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Rudolph, Hot Cross Buns, and Music Notation

The Seals enjoyed the colored castanets on their nose and tapped away to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “(Name) the Blue-Nosed Reindeer,” responding to their name and individual color.  These preschoolers kept a steady tapping rhythm to my guitar strum.  To … Continue reading

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Santa’s Visit and Stage Directions

Santa Claus made a visit to The Parish School today!  The Bears and Elephants shifted their attention several times to the man in the red suit that they could see through my window shades during music.  In doing our reindeer … Continue reading

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A Relaxed Friday: Concert and Movement

A local student choir of 7th and 8th grade students performed a 35 minutes holiday program for our elementary students today.  Singing familiar and new holiday carols, our students enjoyed the music, swaying to the beat or singing along.  This … Continue reading

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