Greetings! Ms. Marnie here, your new music teacher! We have had an amazing start to the new school year!! In each and every class we sing, dance or move our bodies, listen to music and play instruments. I am so impressed with the level of enthusiasm and positivity among the ISS elementary students! It is a real pleasure to be teaching here and I look forward to amazing year ahead of making beautiful music together :).
In all music classes we have been conducting pre-assessments to see where we are with our musical skills and knowledge. In Grades 3-5 we spent some time on the xylophones in the last couple classes, reviewing our mallet technique, rhythm, note reading and collaboration skills. Here is an example, from 5.1: