Virtual second grade is so exciting! The community my students live in can be high needs and yet, you will find some of the most resilient, kind, funny, energetic, and, most importantly, eager-to-learn students who are willing to climb mountains to learn.
Our class motto this year is TRY: Take chances, Risk it, make mistakes, and Yearn to do better than yesterday.
Despite obstacles that would be too much for many adults, they remain bright, funny, and fun-loving, and they really enjoy the safety and security that school brings. Our school not only keeps the kids safe, but it's a place where learning comes alive. It's a building steeped in passion and excitement, and it is my hope to continue to create a space that is safe, exciting, and educational!
Let your light shine! In this case, we're hoping to teach music, remotely, through the use of the Kalimba or the thumb piano! Students will be loaned a thumb kalimba and take lessons with Miss L and I to support their excitement around music and an instrument.
"Studies prove that learning a musical instrument increases gray matter volume in various brain regions, It also strengthens the long-range connections between them - and shows that musical training can enhance verbal memory, spatial reasoning, and literacy skills."
It's important to our 2nd graders that we continue to offer unique incentives to their remote learning. Kalimba is sure to excite our students in all academic areas!
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