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.