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Over the past several days, we have been closely monitoring the Cal-Wood Fire, in partnership with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighting crews have done an outstanding job containing the northern spread of the fire, but we know that wildfires can be unpredictable and we must remain vigilant and prepared for any changes to the fire’s activity. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department has requested that we close our schools in Lyons to in-person learning for Tuesday and Wednesday, in the event the fire shifts direction, which may require additional evacuations.
Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. Click here to learn more. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Haga clic aquí para saber más
I believe that music is a second language and is acquired through natural exposure and use, just as our first languages are acquired. Improvising music (making it up on the spot) is the equivalent of speech. Composing music is the equivalent of writing. We address our comfort zones in order to ensure students feel safe to explore the musical language. Music is student-centered meaning their interests and unique attributes guide decision making in the music room and students guide their own learning. We initially learn music through approximation, which is an important stage in acquiring language. And finally we scaffold the learning, ensuring that we can all have a conversation together, no matter what our level is!
I love to spend time with my family and friends, playing games, cycling, and reading. This year I am especially excited about getting to play music with other teachers as we start forming a band!