Tag Archives: music

Students Share Favorite Songs

At the beginning of every school year, I ask the elementary students to share their favorite songs that they like to dance and sing to. Knowing what they like, I can incorporate them into my lesson plans for dance time … Continue reading

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Welcome to Music With Hilary!

Welcome to a new school year at The Parish School! This is my fourth year teaching music and providing music therapy services to all the sweet students. It was a great first week seeing familiar faces and making new friends. … Continue reading

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“May There Always Be Sunshine”: Student’s Versions

As we progress in our study of Russia, each of class has created their own version of the song “May There Always Be Sunshine.” They chose something that they enjoy or like and want there to always be. So many … Continue reading

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Bean Bags, Steady Beat, and Good Friends

The All-Stars and Ducks are focusing on friendship and teamwork in their classes. For a musical experience, we sung a little song and tossed bean bags with a steady beat to recognize the good friends around us. While tossing the … Continue reading

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Culture In Focus: Russia!

Every February, the Intra Curricular Activities Teachers (ICATs) team focus on one culture to learn more about in-depth. This year, as a salute to the Winter Olympics, we are learning about Russia! The Turtles, Giraffes, Chefs, Bears, Zebras, Wranglers, Rockets, … Continue reading

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“Root-A-Toot-Toot” Story and Instruments

Thanks to the Houston Symphony, the Parish students had the opportunity to play real brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, and French horn) to our story, Root-A-Toot-Toot by Bernice Myers. After explaining how to pucker lips to create the embrasure and to … Continue reading

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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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