Monthly Archives: September 2013

Birthday Grams: Social Skills

Last Friday was the Gala Auction party “Taste the Rainbow” at The Parish School.  I donated 30 Birthday Grams to be auctions and they all sold!  I want to thank the parents who bid on them!  I know birthdays are … Continue reading

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Q-Chord: Move With Colors

I brought out a fun new instruments for the Seals and Dolphins to play: the Q-Chord.   Each student and teacher had a chance to play the Q-chord by moving a finger on the touch pad.  One student was feeling … Continue reading

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Parent Education: “Spotlight On The ICATs”

Thank you to the parents who made it to the “Spotlight On The ICATs” Parent Education at The Parish School tonight.  The ICATs team, Terri, Jill, Jennifer, Cara, and I presented in our respective teaching field: drama, library, PE and … Continue reading

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Save the Date: October 3, 2013

The Mustangs, Penguins, and Explorers are singing “The Parish School Song” and “Edelweiss” at the Annual Fall Luncheon on Thursday, October 3, 2013.  That’s next week!  The Luncheon, “Let’s Celebrate!” is recognize Neuhaus Education Center and we are singing two … Continue reading

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“Barnyard Banter”: Book

“Barnyard Banter” by Denise Fleming is a great book about farm animals and their sounds.  While using a shaker to keep a steady beat, I chanted the words of the book and had the Turtles and Giraffes repeat after me after I … Continue reading

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Martial Arts Blockers!

I had a surprise for the martial arts classes today!  After working hard for the first part of class, I rewarded the Ladybugs, Rockets, and Explorers with using my new blockers!  I have two soft foam blockers that are good … Continue reading

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In the News: Music and Language

“It turns out that kids who are poor readers have a lot of difficulty doing this motor task and following the beat. In both speech and music, rhythm provides a temporal map with signposts to the most likely locations of … Continue reading

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