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Joanna Sisk-Purvis
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Lower School Uke Jam!
Happy... March? In the Lower School, we're celebrating the arrival of spring with ukuleles! While fourth-years have been playing ukuleles throughout the school year, third-years were focused on recorders, and River and Sky classes (first and second grade fo...
Lower School Uke Jam!
Lower School Uke Jam!
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Repost--Why I Teach Music
Back in 2011, when I'd only been teaching in a school setting for three years, I wrote this little list of reasons I love what I do. I like to think that I've grown a lot as a teacher since then, but these core "why"'s haven't changed a bit. They inspire me...
Repost--Why I Teach Music
Repost--Why I Teach Music
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New goodies for my classroom!
As I mentioned in my catch-up post, last school year I was able to move into a classroom formerly known as "The Annex," a little cabin-like building with a long and rich history at our school. This meant combining two classrooms into one, which was a ton of...
New goodies for my classroom!
New goodies for my classroom!
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Back to school.... two years later!
Hello there! So I'm not even going to try to explain/excuse my two year blogging hiatus, and though I'm not making any promises this time, I do plan to blog regularly throughout this year. Despite the lack of blogging, it's been a great two years, both pers...
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Back to School!
I can't believe it's already been four weeks since the start of school! That means music classes in both the Lower and Middle Schools have been meeting for three weeks. This trimester's Middle School classes include 1st-year (5th grade) Music Rotation (gene...
Back to School!
Back to School!
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Go In Peace
I took some time this Labor Day weekend to record my little song "Go In Peace" with my two older kids. I wrote this song last year as an exit song for our weekly Meeting for Worship time in the Lower School (oops! I say "yearly" on the video. I was quite di...
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Staying Organized with Evernote
*note: I wrote this post because I have used Evernote for years and truly think it's an amazing tool. I have no affiliation with the company and this post is based entirely on my personal experience. I'm always telling everyone about my very favorite organi...
Staying Organized with Evernote
Staying Organized with Evernote
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Recorder Tunes and Tracks at Teachers Pay Teachers
Over the summer, I've gotten to know the popular site Teachers Pay Teachers . Kind of like Etsy, it is most valuable if you have some time to spend combing through resources to separate the truly useful/relevant materials from the fluffy–but I suppose that ...
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Lesson Plans and Resources for the New School Year
It's that time of year... Everywhere I look I see music teachers posting questions about lesson plans, preferably inexpensive or FREE! I like to change up my activities every year–both because I have combined-age classrooms and would need at least a 2-year ...
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