Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Hello Everyone,
It has been a while since I have posted at this blog, but as more and more people are able to access information on phones and tablet devices, it seems worth a try to begin again. So here it is the 2013-14 school year and here are some upcoming dates that parents and guardians may want to know about.

Fourth Grade students will be performing in the musical "American Pop Forever" in two concerts. One will be at 2pm and 7pm on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. This concert is free to the public and will take place at the Forum Theater at BHS.

The Scott Talent show takes place in January - auditions will be in December. Look for information to come home soon regarding this exciting showcase of our student's talent.

Second Grade students will be performing the musical "Go Fish!" on January 16, 2014 at 2:15pm and 7pm. This concert is free to the public and will take place at the Forum Theater at BHS.

Be sure to check out the cool websites available for students. I will highlight some of these in future posts. I hope Scott Music Sites will be a great tool to keep you informed of your student's music education.

Musically Yours,

Kim Swift

Friday, November 13, 2009

November 17th

Second Grade students will perform two concerts of their musical "The Box." The first at 2:00 PM and the second at 7:00 PM at the Belton High School Forum.  They will be wearing their matching shirts, blue jeans and tennis shoes.  They will be given their shirts at school on Tuesday and will wear them home for the performance that evening.  

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Welcome Back!

The new school year has begun and we are looking forward to all of the great things we are going to learn this year. A lot of activities are scheduled and great learning will be taking place.  September is one of my favorite months because it is the longest stretch of uninterrupted learning time.  After labor day the next break will be for parent-teacher conferences in October, so this is when routines become solid and real learning takes place.  

Be sure to check out the great links to the right of this post.  There are some just for fun and some that are very good at reinforcing our learning.  

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Music Learning Games

The computer lab is a fun place for students to explore music.  Many students have asked how they could play these games at home.  Easy as pie!  Just click on the scott music sites line to the right of this post and you will be taken to a place called trackstar.  I have created this trackstar so that students can go to the nine sites listed without searching and accidentally ending up on a site that is not OK for children.  Students can safely play the many games that are located at each site and the best part...THEY'RE LEARNING!!! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's Recorder Time

Fourth Grade Students and the Third Graders in Ms. Zismer's class will be learning to play recorders beginning in March. Each student is welcome to borrow a recorder from the school, however, you may also purchase one through the school at the great price of $5. This includes a storage bag, cleaning rod, neck strap and grease. We will be following the "Recorder Karate" program which will allow students to earn belts for their recorder by passing recorder tests. It is a fun challenge that allows everyone a chance to succeed at playing this simple and enjoyable instrument.

Lessons on the recorder help the students master the treble clef and fourth grade rhythms along with learning folk songs that align with the Missouri Grade Level Expectations.

2nd Grade Program Coming

Second Grade students will be performing their program "Make a Difference" on the Forum Stage (at the high school) on March 26, 2009 at 7pm.  We ask that the students meet at 6:45pm.  The students will be wearing matching t-shirts that were provided by the Scott Elementary PTA.

3rd Graders Reschedule Symphony

The Kansas City Symphony kindly allowed us to reschedule the trip, which took place on Tuesday, February 3.  The students were all dressed up and seemed to enjoy the show. The students will have a chance to express their feelings about the concert and discuss what they have learned through this experience.  It should be interesting to see what they thought.