Tip: Are the video play buttons missing? Are the games not showing? Well, in the internet world, there are things called browsers. What works on one browser, may not work on another. That's just how things are. I recommend using Google Chrome when visiting our website. 

Reminder: Children need parents' permission to use the internet and should always have a parent in the room while doing so.

~Mrs. Rodriguez

September 2020: Music Class Update for Parents/Caregivers

Mile Tree Kindergarten and Grade 1 students will have Music for the first half of this school year. Green Meadows K-5 students will have Music during the second half of the school year.

Health and safety guidelines do not permit singing indoors in school at this time. Singing outdoors is permitted with at least ten feet of separation between individuals, and masks are strongly recommended. The outdoor setting is less than ideal for training the proper and healthy use of the young child’s singing voice, and so full voice singing is expected to take place at home rather than in music class.

In class, we will hum the tunes and think and chant the words of our song material. Students will sing the lyrics at home with recordings of our songs that I provide in the remote learning lessons. We will continue to work in class to develop attentive listening skills and music literacy skills. Students will learn to use grade level music terminology to describe the music they hear, and engage in learning experiences designed to grow Music area content knowledge. They will practice playing simple percussion instruments. 

Since we will not be sharing instruments this year, students will each have their own teacher-made rhythm instruments to use during class. I encourage families to provide simple rhythm instruments, (i.e. egg shakers, rhythm sticks, a small hand drum), either homemade or store-bought, for at-home learning.

Weekly music lessons for at-home learning will be posted here and on our school's remote learning page.

I hope families will enjoy engaging in our music remote lessons together. Please consider sending me video or audio recordings of your child's progress and your family's music-making!  

Love,

Mrs. Rodriguez