Welcome back to school. I am eager to play! "Let's Play" is our theme this year in music class as we learn to speak, bounce, and jump rope while singing songs, speaking rhymes, and producing rhythms. John Feierabend's new book, "Playground Songs & Rhymes" will provide many activities that build rhythmic and singing skills in a fun way. I am eager to see these songs and rhymes spill out onto the playground every day.
Another focus, this fall, will be the Peanuts comic-strips. The second part of our Winter Lights concert will be songs from the "Charlie Brown, Christmas" show, and ending with the song, "Happiness". Happiness is.....learning to whistle!