It's a new year and I am at a new school. I have loved meeting some of the parents and students at our "Meet the Teacher" night. The faculty here at Dan Mills are superb.
I thought I would share some of my bulletin boards from present to past. I wish I could find some of my other favorites, but I've been teaching too long. Lol
These are just a few (very few) of the paper assessments that were given in my music class. I use a variety of ways to assess the students because we are all so different. In my opinion, no classroom teacher should only use ONE method of testing their students, that's why I use multiple types of assessments.
6.2.2 Identify, visually, teacher-selected orchestral instruments and group into families.
The students had a great time during this lesson. There was a lot of communicating between students, so it was not a particularly quiet lesson, but it was informative, cooperative, and beneficial. After the teams classified the instruments, I then asked them to organized the families from the highest pitched instrument, to the lowest sounding instrument.
Lakeview has a piano lab. How did we receive a piano lab? VH1 donated one to our school via the VH1 Save the Music Program. This photo is from a lesson where students created their own melody with some teacher guidelines. This is a photo of two students playing their compositions on the VH1 donated keyboard.
Welcome to Mrs. Folsom's music web site. Did you know that by being involved in music class, you can learn several things that can help you in real life? When you study music you learn math, language, history, reading skills and science. Music teaches teamwork, discipline, responsibility and helps build self esteem. I hope this site increases your knowledge in music, math, science, history and reading.