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Samantha Waugh Elementary Music Teacher Elementary Music Teacher.       Phone: Email: Samantha Waugh  

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Music Madness

March has been recognized as Music In Our Schools Month since 1973. This year, I am making a bracket for students to vote on the best songs. I have included everything from “The Git Up” to “William Tell Overture”. . . .

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A Professor at Putnam County Elementary

Professor John Francis from Hannibal-LaGrange University visited our first and third grade students during music. These two grade levels are learning about instrument families and instruments. Third grade has even been making their own . . .

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New Year, New Music

Music class at PC Elementary is already off to a FANTASTIC start! In fifth grade, we started our “Music of Africa” unit. This unit exposes our fifth graders to different cultures and music. We started out by discussing the . . .

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Musical Detectives

Today in third-grade music, we were musical detectives! We have been working on reading rhythms. We used invisible ink and blacklight pens to find rhythms hidden throughout the music room. We copied them down to index cards and worked with . . .

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Preparing for Christmas Already!

Elementary Music Program

In music, we have been working hard for our Christmas program for over a month now! Please mark your calendars for December 3rd! Starting at 6 pm, first-grade will perform. Then at 6:45 pm, second-grade students will perform. To . . .

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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 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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