Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A New Beginning

"It's a new beginning, a brand new year. It's a new beginning, be of good cheer." Those are the opening lines of a new song I will be teaching 3rd-5th graders this week. I have so many fun, new things planned for this school year. I hope the students are as excited as I am.

Last spring I submitted a grant to Target called "Sing and Play a Story." A couple of weeks ago, I received the exciting news that they are funding my project. The money will allow me to replace a few of our instruments that are in very sad shape as well as purchasing a few new ones and a lot of picture books. I hope to use a lot of picture books and poetry in our music classes this year. Stay tuned for more information about our new instruments as they arrive and we begin to use them.

Last spring I also received a DonorsChoose.org grant for a half classroom set of ukuleles. I received a confirmation email that the ukes were ordered today. About five minutes later I received an email saying the ukuleles are back ordered. Boo! I have no idea when we will get them, but I hope it is soon. As soon as they get here, fifth graders will be Strummin' Up Some Fun.

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1 comment:

  1. Awesome! YME is so lucky to have you! Have a great year!