Monthly Archives: March 2013

More Instrument Exploration

It was a great day for trying new instruments in the All-Stars and Alligators class!  I read “Root-A-Toot-Toot” to the All-Stars and they tried the three brass instruments: French Horn, trumpet, and trombone.  They all worked to put their lips … Continue reading

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Brass Instruments: Root-A-Toot-Toot!

With brass instruments on loan from the Houston Symphony petting zoo, I wanted the preschool students to have a chance to try them.  I read a big book called “Root-A-Toot-Toot” by Bernice Myers, where animals play brass instruments.  Their  friends … Continue reading

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Legs: Jumps and Leaps Circuit

The Labs and Mustangs were in for a treat in martial arts.  I took advantage of the library space and designed a leg work out circuit for them.  I spaced out three choir risers and laid out carpet squares in … Continue reading

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Rhythm and Rhyme: Word Families

March is the month of Dr. Seuss!  Students made “Cat in the Hat” hats, read Dr. Seuss books, and work on words that rhyme.  To support their learning in music, I designed a rhythm and rhyme activity.  Taking what I … Continue reading

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WindSync Concert at The Parish School

Today, the elementary students (bridge, Laurel Oak, and Post Oak) enjoyed a special performance by WindSync.  WindSync is a woodwind quintet that performs in schools with their creative, engaging, and interactive concerts to inspire audiences of all ages.  Click here … Continue reading

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Going to the Zoo: Book

I enjoy sharing songs that are in a book format with students.  “Going to the Zoo” by Tom Paxton is such an example.  One can find the sheet music on the inside covers of the book.  There are beautiful illustrations … Continue reading

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Birthday Celebration with Balloons!

Today is my birthday! Students wished and sang “Happy Birthday” to me in and out of classes.  To celebrate, I planned some balloon games and had a pseudo birthday party with the students.  I enjoyed sharing my birthday with them. … Continue reading

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