- Community Schools
The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. All students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con este fin, estamos actualizando nuestro plan de reapertura para comenzar este año escolar en un modelo de instrucción completamente en línea para estudiantes hasta finales de septiembre. Hemos actualizado el calendario para que todos los estudiantes en los grados 1-12 comiencen el 18 de agosto, los estudiantes de jardin de infantes comenzarán el 20 de agosto.
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!