Monthly Archives: August 2012

Freeze: Creative Movement Class!

Welcome to Creative Movement on Thursdays and Fridays for the Seals, Elephants, Giraffes, Monkeys, and All-Stars.  Classes are on a weekly rotation basis in addition to their music classes earlier in the week.  It is all about moving and grooving … Continue reading

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Calm Guitar Strumming

The Ducks are an energetic group of students!  So curious, they want to explore all the instruments in the music room.  As a reward for doing well during our movement activity, I gave each student an opportunity to strum my … Continue reading

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Click Clack: The Alphabet Train

“It’s the ‘A’ train dump truck.” – Z. Adventurers The Alligators, Adventurers, Agents, Owls, Zebras, and Giraffes started this year working on the alphabet train.  With rhythm sticks, students made the “click clack” sound of the train coming.  I placed … Continue reading

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Vocalizing As A Cow: “MooOooooOOOoo”

“Up.  Down.  Up, down, up, down.  MoooOooOooOo” – picture on the board The students of All-Stars, Monkeys, Zebras, and Giraffes are working on vocalizing.  Using a microphone and cow puppet, they are following the direction of the arrows with their voices, … Continue reading

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Music Communities in Development

“A community is where people work together and take care of each other.” – G. Mustangs The Explorers, Mustangs, and Penguins are learning about communities in their academic lessons.  So in music, we are building our own community of musicians … Continue reading

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New! Semester Martial Arts Class

This year, the Post Oak classes are having semester martial arts classes.  The Penguins and Explorers are scheduled for the fall while the Labs and Mustangs are scheduled for the spring.  It is a new addition to their schedule and … Continue reading

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First Day of Choir!

Welcome to The Parish School Choir! This year, The Parish School Choir is composed of the Explorers, Mustangs, Labs, and Penguins from Post Oak Cottage.  The 36-student choir has the privilege to perform at several school events.  For about a … Continue reading

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