Greetings Sylvan Park Families! We have now been in school for almost 6 weeks. Time is moving on. Too bad this hot weather isn't moving too. Since redesigning the website I will be updating everyone on what the music classes have been learning since the beginning of the school year.
For the first six weeks each grade level has been working on the same basic skills for music class. We have spent a lot of time learning the class rules, procedures, and expectations. We have learned and practiced them each class meeting and are getting better each time. Kindergarten is taking a little longer to get the hang of things as expected, but they've come a long way since the first week already.
In addition to learning various songs for each grade level, all classes have been focusing on one of the most important musical skills, listening. This skill is essential but is also the weakest one among today's generation. Hearing and Listening are actually two very different concepts. We plan to expand on these concepts and continue learning the skill of listening throughout the whole year.
Thank you all for welcoming me to Sylvan Park so warmly. I am looking forward to the rest of the year.