I can’t believe there are less than 30 teaching days left in this year. And there’s so much to be done!
My students are reading The Hunger Games. I have never seen some of these students willingly read out loud or brag about how much homework they’ve done- until now. Truly (wait for the lingo) transformational.
I am attributing some of my recent happiness to the fact that I have started a choir at my school!!! I recruited a ragtag bunch of 5-8th grade boys and girls who don’t have a music class at school but belt it out err’ day in the halls. Even some of my most quiet students have joined, and I see them opening up more every day.
My quick music history- see where you fit into the story!
Home videos of “Do, a deer” with choreo….talent shows….Church choir….Middle school plays and choir….High school choir…..Madrigals….A cappella groups…..arranging and directing my first composition….the College a cappella experience (CD coming soon!)….Greek Sing….minoring in music theory…..
I cannot imagine my life without the opportunity to experience music. I cannot thank all of the above groups of individuals enough. I am so lucky to have been surrounded by artists who taught me all they knew, teachers young and old who pushed me to excel, and musicians I have had the privilege to sing with. Music is my expression, how I get through the day, how I deal with tough times, how I learn to take risks, and where I get to be super cheesy and goofy.
PS: Apparently no one reads this, but if you do, you may notice that I changed it up a bit. I am a teacher- I am claiming that more every day. But I am a lot of other things. So deal.