Friday, November 23, 2012

Upcoming programs! ¸ . • * ¨ * • ♫

Dec. 11th, 7:00 - AC Juniata Elementary
Dec. 13th, 7:00 - AC Wallace Elementary
Dec. 18th, 7:00 - AC East Elementary

Juniata will have dress rehearsals the day of and the day before from 1:30 - 3:00. 

Wallace and East will have dress rehearsals at AC the day of and the day before from 1:00 - 3:00.

Families are welcome at dress rehearsals. Remember we are a work in progress and we do ask that you be slealthily silent as we polish our pieces!

Preprogram music is still being organized and an order will be sent home asap.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Getting 3 schools ready for 3 big Holiday programs is a TASK!  But organization is saving me!  I have the dates until the programs written on the boards at each school and I erase one day at a time when we are done.  I refer to it several times throughout the day.  This saves me explanations over and over again as to how much time we have left!  Students will often ask, "When is the program Mrs. Lukow."  I simply gesture elegantly to the board and say, "Viola!"   This saves me frustration!  I have extra copies of papers they will forget or lose available on music stands.  No questions asked, just take another one.  I also have tape on the floor!  This saves time and confusion.  They know where to stand in a snap.  At least they should.  :o)  Whew.  Now time for relaxation over Thanksgiving!  Hopefully!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Caution! Minds at work | Motivational resources | Sparky Teaching

A friend sent me these motivational posters and they are just too good not to share!  You can go to the site and download the whole lot for free!  They would be nice posted in prime locations about your room!

Caution! Minds at work | Motivational resources | Sparky Teaching

Friday, November 9, 2012

I am so grateful for Plank Road Publishing and Music K8 magasine.  The work that Paul and Teresa Jennings and their staff do is unparalleled.  They are simply the best at writing, arranging and recording children's music.  If you have not done so, you will want to check out their web-site:  Music K8.

Another site they have is Music K8 Kidtunes.  It's their sister-site for MP3 downloads for the music they create.  My students love to have their own copies of the music we are singing in school!

Here is a playlist of most of the songs on our Holiday of Music program:  Playlist.