Target 3- Flexible Learning Environments
FWSU will maximize flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation and differentiated opportunities for all.
Fletcher Elementary is excited to announce the formal organization of a new school-wide choral group. The group will provide students who enjoy singing an opportunity to express themselves through their voices and interact with peers from other classes. This enrichment idea emerged last June as faculty considered how they might “flex” their schedules and extend learning experiences beyond the classroom.
Music teacher Christy Maynard says, “Our children each have unique talents and it is my pleasure and responsibility to awaken and encourage their musical abilities”. Mrs. Maynard adds “In our quest to encourage students to be lifelong learners, singing is something that they can always do and enjoy – they already have all the equipment they will ever need!”
Mrs. Maynard uses Solfege as a pedagogical technique to teach children sight-singing. Each note of the musical score is sung to a special syllable. The seven syllables commonly used for this practice are do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti. Solfege is a great system for ear training and developing a young singer’s relative pitch.