Welcome Back to School! 2020-2021

Welcome Back to School! 2020-2021
Welcome Back to School!  2020-2021

We are now well into our first marking period of 2020-2021 and I hope that you are all having a good year so far and enjoying the music! I would first like to thank all of the students at Howe for being wonderful, fun and super musical students to work with! I will miss you all!

This year I welcome all of my former and new students at Miller Elementary School. We are going to have a great year! I hope you have been enjoying all of the lessons and I look forward to reading everyone of your responses. If you ever have any questions, please make sure to contact me in Schoology or via email: hardens@dearbornschools.org

Zoom lessons are as follows:

Monday – 3rd grade (see Schoology for time)

Tuesday – 2nd grade (see Schoology for time)

Wednesday – 1st Grade (see Schoology for time)

Thursday – 5th Grade (see Schoology for time)

Friday – 4th Grade (see Schoology for time)

Every week there will be a Zoom meeting and asynchronous lessons for your to complete. Make sure to complete all of them to the best of your ability and submit all work. I look forward to seeing you all in Zoom and seeing all of your work!

Have a SUPER great day!

Congratulations on a great school year!

Congratulations on a great school year!

You did it! WE did it! Congratulations on a great school year! Even though none of us imagined that the year would finish the way it did, there were so many great things about this school year! Our students excelled in many ways and Howe has some great little musicians! I am so proud of how our students and parents worked so hard on the remote learning lessons and I was so pleased to see your faces, smiles, and hear your voices and drumming patterns. I hope that you enjoyed this year as much as I did and I look forward to continuing our work next year. I have some fun things in store for you!

To all of our 5th grade students, I am proud of you and I know that you will go on to do great things! Keep in touch!

Parents, thank you for your constant support, encouragement and help. None of us could do what we do without you and you are greatly appreciated! We marvel at what you were able to accomplish, especially over the past 3 months and I would personally like to thank you. I will remember many things, like the video of RoccoBoone and his Father performing the sign language to the song ONE SMALL VOICE. And the video of Sarah, Celine and her sister Julia playing the piano, and Rawad and Ada playing the Dabke rhythm from memory. And the beautiful voices on the song SPRINGTIME. The highlight of my year may have been when Sooni (Hussein) got up and danced for most of the class period with a huge smile on his face! And Bernard was right there with him! There is so much to celebrate!

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER EVERYONE!

OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN AWARDS

OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN AWARDS

Congratulations to 5th Grade Outstanding Music Award Recipients: Alecia Sleiman and Gabriel Attard!

Alecia has been a faithful member of the Howe Honors Choir, the District Honors Choir, Strings Class as well as our Drumming Club!

Gabriel Attard has been a faithful member in the Howe Honors Choir, District Honors Choir, Band Class, Drumming Club and was the 5th grade recorder soloist on stage last year with the Dearborn symphony Orchestra!

Not only are they outstanding musicians, but both are outstanding citizens and we are extremely proud of them!

SCHOOL RE-OPENING PARENT SURVEY

SCHOOL RE-OPENING PARENT SURVEY

The school reopening committee would appreciate your input. Please click on the link below and take this brief survey.

https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5

HOWE CENTER-BASED SPECIAL EDUCATION MUSIC LESSON #7 JUNE 1-5

HOWE CENTER-BASED SPECIAL EDUCATION MUSIC LESSON #7 JUNE 1-5
HOWE CENTER-BASED SPECIAL EDUCATION MUSIC LESSON #7  JUNE 1-5

This week we will learn a new song with sign language called “One Small Voice.” Listen to the song a few times then record you and your family (using Screencastify link) doing the sign language together while the video is playing from 1:57-END. Make sure that your face and hands can be clearly seen in the video. I look forward to seeing you all!

One Small Voice Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GBi79RbbCM

Screencastify Recording: https://app.screencastify.com/record/6-jcBkcNMuXZZWvk1f78V

If the One Small Voice video does not work, try watching it from a smart Phone or computer that is not logged into the district account.

Extra Fun Activities: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rkoydNSizQM-CGu_ROaZ9_8Q7YAq3x4mDbCXrzrjHek/edit?usp=sharing

HOWE CENTER-BASED MUSIC LESSON #5 MAY 18-22

HOWE CENTER-BASED MUSIC LESSON #5 MAY 18-22
HOWE CENTER-BASED MUSIC LESSON #5 MAY 18-22

Click Here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rkoydNSizQM-CGu_ROaZ9_8Q7YAq3x4mDbCXrzrjHek/present?usp=sharing

This week Ms. Harden is launching her new INTERACTIVE MUSIC CLASSROOM! Check it out by clicking on the link and remember to click on the iPad to fill out the form so she knows you were here. Have fun!