Category Archives: Butterflies 13-14

Happy Halloween!

It’s a great day to have rain to get in the Halloween spirit!  Many students have asked about making the skeletons and in some classes we did not get a chance to make them.  Click Skeleton Pieces for a PDF … Continue reading

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Call for Materials: Sound Garden

I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with Kelly and the Butterflies class to create a Sound Garden at The Parish School.  Having a Sound Garden promotes music learning outside the classroom, providing areas for listening to … Continue reading

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Ghost Chant Scare!

One of my favorite Halloween activities is to pretend to be ghosts using scarves.  Many students remember it from last year and are ready to scare themselves and their friends!  I changed my chant this year to provide an element … Continue reading

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Sound Lines: Outdoor Instrument Play

Combining outdoors and music, the Butterflies class and I made sound lines to make music outside.  Taking tambourines and bells, we worked together to tie them onto rope.  Students were helpful in putting the rope through the instrument and tying … Continue reading

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In The News: Music And Video Games

In my group of private music lesson students, there are several boys who are Minecraft enthusiasts.  Minecraft is a video game about breaking and placing blocks to build shelter, food, clothes and weapons from resources, such as pigs and trees.  … 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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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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