My students know that music is a safe place to explore, create and shine. In any given class on any given day, you will open the door to walk into a room to see diverse learners, from all different backgrounds, with many different exceptionalities. Kind words, encouraging actions and positive attitudes are the basis of our growing musical atmosphere.
I teach a wide range of learners with diverse needs who are full of energy and a love for music.
With the state of our education in Oklahoma, our needs have increased within our classrooms. My students love to sing, move and create in music. With students from varying backgrounds, I make sure each student knows they are cared for and their individual capabilities are special. Our school focuses on the Seven Habits of Happy Kids, helping to shape leaders who will change the world they live in, no matter where they come from.
I have recently decided to expand my recorder unit to include our third graders. Our fourth and fifth grade students are already playing recorder. To help save time, I am trying to have enough recorders, for every student to use one, the whole year.
Please consider helping my third grade students receive a class set of recorders.
We will use our recorders to support learning of musical skills through Quaver, folk songs, Orff arrangements, centers, and individual practice. Recorders are affordable and easy to use which is why they are used in the elementary music curriculum. I hope to start deepening my students musical knowledge through challenging them with as much hands on musical experience as possible.
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