Welcome Back to what will be an AWESOME school year that starts right now!!

I am excited to be using new curriculum for Kindergarten-5th Grade this year. The new curriculum is called GamePlan and it utilizes instruments with singing and dance. It was purchased with the generous grant that came with being a Kohl Fellowship Teacher in 2017. I hope this new curriculum will achieve the goals of creating BEATFUL, TUNEFUL, AND ARTFUL  students.

Hard work beats TALENT when talent doesn't WORK HARD!
That is so true in everything, including choir. I hope that we can work hard this year to continue the long-standing tradition of excellence in our music programs.

National Standards for Music Education

1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
5. Reading and notating music.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Since 1994, the National Standards of Music have been implemented in schools across the country.. For more information, feel free to visit www.menc.org.