Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Seals on the Bus – Book

The Ducks, Elephants, and especially the Seals, enjoyed reading and listening to “The Seals on the Bus” by Lenny Hort, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. This book is a jaunty version of the song, “The Wheels on the Bus” with … Continue reading

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The Team Leader and The Music Team

The All-Stars and Monkeys are learning about working as a team in their classes.  In music, they are learning how to be a team leader and how to work together as a team.  Students choose between a drum, maraca, or … Continue reading

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African Artifacts Inspired Scarf Dance

Thank you to A. Explorers and H. Bears’ family for loaning us several African artifacts to share with our students during our Kenya study.  These items are from Nigeria, which is close to Kenya.  During the Explorers music class, docent … Continue reading

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African Drum Beats, Maracas, and Dancing

The elementary students have been working and learning how to play in the middle and side of the drum with different intensity and playing rhythmic patterns.  To encourage and aid with creating drum beats, I played a CD of African … Continue reading

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Cotton Eyed Joe Dance – Modified

To kick off Go Texan’s Day at The Parish School, the Zebras started to learn how to do a modified version of the Cotton Eye Joe.  We practiced kicking one leg, crossing over the other leg, uncrossing, and putting it … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Mighty Oak Bash: 3/23/13

Save the date for the Mighty Oak Bash (MOB)! Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with the choir performance at 2:30pm at The Parish School. The choir has been working diligently on learning “Friends” by Elton John and … Continue reading

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TEDx: When Meds Fail: A Case for Music Therapy

After several tough classes and lessons today, I needed an energy boost.  I watched a TEDx talk “When Meds Fail: A Case for Music Therapy” by Tim Ringgold, who talks about music as medicine, the positive effects of music, and … Continue reading

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