Week One

They’re back! As students enter your classrooms today, I hope you are as thrilled to see them as I’m sure they are to see you! My schedule will likely take a a bit of time to fall into a routine as it will be largely guided by when teachers are needing me to be in their building. Initially this fall, I will largely be working with the staff at Hepburn school which I am greatly enjoying so far. My anticipated schedule for this week is as follows: Monday: 9:00-12:00 Division Office 1:00-3:00 Hepburn Tuesday All day – Hepburn Wednesday All…

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I hope the end of August finds you all having had a wonderful summer. I hope too that you are now refreshed and ready to begin another exciting school year! Two things I want to update you on for this week. 1. Schedule for this week is: Wednesday, Aug. 28th – Hepburn all day Thursday, Aug. 29th – Hepburn all day Friday, Aug. 30th – PSTA all day 2. I have been reading a book called Teaching Music Musically by Keith Swanwick.  While I must admit the writing is rather dry, Swanwick touches on many good points and is seen…

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Music Themes

Summer greetings! I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far, and if you are in fact reading this on July 24th, I hope you are not spending all of your summer doing work related activity! I finally got around to typing up the notes I had plastered on my office wall in June. Below are some ideas for the Grade 4 & 5 music education classes. It is important to note that these are simply ideas that can be used as starting points as you need them. It is my hope that these ideas will just spark you…

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