Important Ted Talk with Anita Collins discussing scientific research of what happens to a brain, 7 year old or younger, when studying music.
"Parents, do you feel that music is an important part of your child's education?" I would love to hear your perspective.
I look forward to hearing from anyone who has or has had a child participate in public school music opportunities!!
I adapted my seating chart to include three general areas of assessment. I have a (4321) rubric I use for each different skill set. If a student is absent I just mark AB where the assessment should have been. This has helped me to be more organized and accurate. Having the charts made up in advance helps with sub plans as well.
Our student chorus included students from Hamilton and SOTA I Elementary Schools. All of the students enjoyed making masks and preparing songs for the event. Although some students are still not sure they enjoy opera, I know they've had an opera experience. It is amazing how the opera company can turn the gym/lunchroom into a performance venue.
Check out these recordings of Hamilton/SOTA I students. The songs are what we shared with the veterans on Veteran's Day.