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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com (**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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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!
Dearborn Christmas tree lighting and sing along on Monday, Nov. 25
Dearborn will hold its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and sing-along at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center on Monday. Nov. 25.
The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. when Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., assisted by Nowlin Elementary kindergartener Ari Sulollari, will light the ceremonial Christmas tree outside the Michael A Guido Theater entrance. Festivities will then move into the theater for holiday performances by the Dearborn Community Concert Band and the Dearborn Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Honors Choirs.
Following the sing-along, everyone is invited to take a free tour of the Festival of Trees in the Hubbard Ballroom, where younger children can visit with Santa Claus. Cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be available in the lobby during the evening’s festivities.The annual tree lighting and sing-along is hosted by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department and made possible, in part, by generous support from Park Place Catering and the Dearborn Lions Club.
the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is coming to The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn! On Sunday, Sept. 22 at 3pm there will a FREE concert that is open to the general public. The concert is free but you must register for the free tickets. There is a limit of 10 per person. Click on the link below.
Here is the Kindergarten and First Grade Spring Concert from April 18,2019 themed “FRIENDSHIP”. The Song “We Could Be Friends” was written by Ms. Harden (Music and lyrics) and Ms. Carman’s Kindergarten class (lyrics) on April 12, 2019. Enjoy!
The Honors Choir concert (May 2) has been moved to May 29. Please check earlier post for all concert info.
1:45 p.m. Center Based Students
2:40 p.m. Montessori Students
4:00 p.m. Parents and Community
The Drumming Club concert (April 23) has been moved to May 20 at 9 am. Please check earlier post for all concert info.