Click on the video link to watch a special message for all of our Howe families! We miss you!
I miss all of you and hope you are well!
Montessori: On Monday April 20 all current Google Classroom for Music will be moving to a new location. Great job to everyone who has been participating and turning in the assignment on the current Google Classrooms. You will also find some fun videos and activities on my blog (Google search: Harden Blog) https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/hardens/ The new classes have been set up as follows:
K-2 Lower Elementary Montessori Class Code: qkw2tli
3-5 Upper Elementary Montessori Class Code: eetgr7e
Assignments will be posted on the new Google Classrooms every Wednesday afternoon and you will find the invitation to the new classrooms in your student email account. Please login and accept the new invite before Monday and we will be ready to go! I will also be meeting with you in some live Google Hangouts or Google Meets and can’t wait to see you! Times and nickname codes will be posted on my blog so be sure to subsciribe.
Special Education:I hope you have enjoyed the activities that have been posted on my blog! https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/hardens/ I will continue to post activities every Wednesday afternoon so be sure to check in and subscribe. Howe Montessori and Center-Based Special Education students will be meeting together for our Google Hangouts. Parents can choose whichever grade level that you would like to attend (i.e. Upper Elementary or Lower Elementary). Times will be posted on the blog. I look forward to seeing you all!
VIRTUAL MUSIC ROOM OFFICE HOURS:
Monday and Thursday 12:30-1:30pm
Ms. Harden will be avalable via email: email@example.com to answer email sent from students and parents during that time. Email sent outside of office hours will be answered within 48 hours.
CENTER-BASED MUSIC CLASS ACTIVITIES: POSTED ON WEDNESDAY PM ON HARDEN MUSIC BLOG https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/hardens/
MONTESSORI MUSIC CLASS: ASSIGNMENTS POSTED EVERY WEDNESDAY PM ON THE K-2 AND 3-5 GOOGLE CLASSROOMS. ACCEPT THE INVITE SENT TO STUDENT’S EMAIL, COMPLETE WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS.
LIVE GOOGLE MEETS “HANGOUT WITH MS. HARDEN” (Mute microphone)
K-2 THURSDAYS @3PM
3-5 MONDAYS @3PM
SPECIAL ED JOIN MONDAY OR THURSDAY @3PM
Ms. Harden will be available during office hours and will provide all other responses, answers to questions and feedback within 24 hours or sooner.
Platforms for contact:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (**best, fastest way for response to questions)
Blog: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/hardens/ Subscribe (on the blog) and confirm (in your email) to see new lessons and posts. New post alerts will go to your email.
Google Classroom: Accept invite sent to student email and contact through classroom. Complete assignments. This is where assessments will take place.
Class Dojo: For classrooms using dojo, messages will be checked weekly. Use email for quickest response.
Click on the video links to learn about Irish Instruments and Irish Jig and take a field trip to an Irish Dance Academy!
IRISH JIG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VankytmKzTU
IRISH INSTRUMENTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta-sWn3oAQY
FIELD TRIP TO AN IRISH DANCE ACADEMY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UklnEUrfW7w&t=440s
I am sending all of you a BIG HELLO through my computer! Since you will all be spending a bit more time at home I would like to give you some resources to keep you engaged with music and learning. Your first assignment is to login in to Music play online. You do not need to create an account because I already am already a subscriber so my students can use the following information which will be good until April 1:
musicplayonline.com with the username: snow and the password: 2020
This is the same program that I use with many of our classes and you can now use it from home! take a look around the site and have some fun! I will be posting activities, info and great resources weekly so stay tuned (music joke)! You can also check out Denise Gagnon’s site for online learning: https://denisegagne.com/e-learning-music-lessons-with-musicplayonline/?fbclid=IwAR0_IGLd3QrYt2meCLJqITfriWQ6QnnKCa7oNkh4NOamhVu4F6ZAQXLFRuE
If you are a 4th grader, in Honors Choir or in Drumming, you can use this time to practice the music on our google classroom. I would love to hear you sing and play your songs so if you want to send me a video, send it to: email@example.com
Please make sure to subscribe to my blog as this will be our primary mode of communication. Have a great day and happy music making!
UPDATE: Piano has been spoken for. Thanks for all of your interest!!
There will be no Drumming Club practice on Tuesday December 16. Instead, we will hold practice on Wednesday December 17 from 3:35-5pm for those who are able to attend.
The annual Holiday Sing Along is almost here and you are invited! It will take place on December 20th in the Howe Gym at 9am. All of our students from the Howe Montessori and Center -Based program will be in attendance and parents are welcome to join us.
Students and staff are welcome to dress up in festive clothing like red/green, Santa hats, reindeer antlers, Christmas light necklaces, garland, etc. Parents are welcome to do the same.
Please remember that Howe is a scent-free school as we have students and staff with allergies. Thanks!
Hope to see you there!
Here is an article that gives some specific ideas for helping students to match pitch. I have found them to be most useful over the years and want to bring close attention to the point of starting off by using the notes in the speaking voice of the student.