This year at Fletcher school, our new music teacher Katelynn Maher has been building relationships with students while getting to know them.
We have had a wonderful time in music this year playing music and singing together. Grades 5 and 6 just finished creating “suspenseful music” projects in a program called Garage Band. Students in grades 3 and 4 have been working on music literacy skills including rhythmic reading as well as learning notes of the staff. Grades K-2 have been working on music literacy skills including steady beat, rhythm, movement, and improvisation. Movement and learning games are so important in our music classroom. Students of all grades have very much enjoyed singing and playing instruments in the classroom. We are currently working hard to prepare for our virtual winter concert that will be sent out in December!
4th grade body percussion and boomwhacker playing
3rd grade playing a game to learn notes on a staff
2nd grade playing a piece to prepare for winter performance
1st grade learning a song on boomwhackers for winter performance
Kindergarten with scarf movement to music
Our goal moving forward this year in music is to continue to build music literacy skills at each grade level, and continue to build a community of music lovers who can express themselves in groups as well as individuals.
Aimee Toth is the Principal of Fletcher Elementary School and is a regular contributor to THE FWSU STORY.