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Promoting Literacy in the Music Room

Literacy is the ability to read and write. I believe it is one of the most important skills a student gains in school. It may not seem like a priority in the music classroom, but I strive to promote literacy in my music classroom. . . .

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Third-Grade Improvisation

  This week and next week, Third-Grade students will be working on improvising in Music class. We have been playing with egg shakers, hand drums, rhythm sticks, and tambourines. Now, we will sing a verse of . . .

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Music In Our Schools Month

      For over 30 years, March has been designated by the National Association for Music Education to celebrate Music In Our Schools Month. This month is used to raise awareness of how important music is in . . .

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This week the 4th-grade students began to learn to play the recorder. In classes leading up to playing the recorder, students have been diligently learning how to read rhythms and learn the letter names of each note. It is so important for . . .

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Carnival of the Animals

       Today in First Grade music class, we began to learn about “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens. We started to read a book called “Carnival of the Animals” by Barrie . . .

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Bears in Music!

This month in Kindergarten, we have been working on our bear unit. We started out by singing "Grumpy Grizzly". Grumpy Grizzly is a bear who is sleeping in his cave and we do not want to wake him up! Then we talked about why a bear . . .

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2nd Grade Music

       In 2nd grade music, we are in the middle of our train unit. We are using songs like “Engine, Engine” to teach us the difference between beat and rhythm, and solfege pitches sol and mi. The . . .

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Elementary Ready to Make Music with Mrs. Waugh

🎼Putnam County R-1 Elementary would like to introduce our new music teacher, Mrs. Samantha Waugh! 🎶 Mrs. Waugh graduated from Hannibal LaGrange University with a Bachelors Degree in Education. She is certified to teach K-12 . . .

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  Joe Geringer Elementary Music Teacher         Extension 379 jgeringer . . .

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