Our students are wonderful young people full of energy and passion. They enjoy music and we want to offer every musical opportunity for them possible. The parents, grandparents, foster parents or other family members that raise our students work long hours and for very little pay. Our school population is considered economically disadvantaged and our entire school receives free breakfast and free or reduced-cost lunch. The majority of our students are bilingual and come from families of Hispanic heritage.
Dispute the many challenges our students face, they are brilliant, creative, hard-working, and exciting children.
Our goal as teachers is to harness their potential for success and give them as many opportunities for positive learning experiences as possible.
My students love playing instruments! They want to learn a new instrument and I would like to teach them Ukulele. We currently do not have any ukuleles and would like to start with 10. The upper elementary students learn to play recorders, but I would also like to teach them an instrument from the string family. Eventually I would like to be able to offer a ukulele to each student in my class so we can play more games and perform as a class.
Playing an instrument is such an important skill in music education and I would like to have more exposure with these Ukuleles.
We would be able to teach so many valuable skills with these instruments. The ukulele can teach music literacy, aural skills, and performance confidence. I would like to include these into our school-wide performances as well.
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