1) We are having fun in our OMA CLASSES. We have been talking about balance and personal space, and 2nd grade will be doing some visual art in the style of Joan Miro, a surrealist artist from Spain.
2) CHOIR is also humming along! Wonderful singing at SH Meet Yourself last week! We are starting to learn some new songs now, so please check out the GOOGLE link for NEW music to be practicing at home.
3) BAND and ORCHESTRA kiddos!
a) Instruments are assigned for band and Orchestra now! Presently we are learning all the ins and outs of how to hold, assemble, and care for our precious instruments. When classes are so large (25+) it takes time for me to adequately and effectively work with every student. I know they are VERY EXCITED to take instruments home! I promise they will get to!
b) Thank you SO much to those of you who rented/ or own instruments that your child can use. This allowed everyone to have their own instrument to take home and practice! Thank you so much!
IF YOUR CHILD HAS A RENTED or OWNED INSTRUMENT: They need to be bringing them to band (every Wed/Fri) or orchestra (every Tues/Thurs) Thank you again!
4) RECORDER kiddos!
Recorders (as you well know
) have gone home for practicing! Exciting times! I do keep track of (and reward) students who remember to bring their recorders and folders to class every Wed! Please Encourage your child to practice - just 10 minutes in the beginning (3-5 times a week) is actually a great start. Anything more than that is excellent!
Musically and Artfully yours,