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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What’s happening…

    Here is a snapshot of what I’ve been working on lately.  While we intend for a music program to emerge as we go through next year, I do want to give our teachers a few ideas to start with which I hope will serve simply as catalysts for other great ideas.  I am trying to think always in questions centered on a theme that students could explore.  In the photos above you can see a few questions I’ve started with and then described a variety of angles one could go to explore it.  I’ve also considered the other…

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