Busy Busy Busy! 
I like to post about once a week on this blog.  However, it’s been a while and because of all that is up these days it will probably be a little while longer before I post again.  Here are a few of the things that I’ve been up to for the last few weeks:

April 16:  my 2nd graders performed a little choral “informance” for their parents – BEST performance to date at this school….
April 22-27: our round of state testing – Ya’ll know that’s always a difficult week
April 27-28: last session of Education Through Music – VERY refreshing and so much fun!
May 1: 4th and 5th grade choir and guitar ensemble concert – BEST singing yet – no air conditioning!
May 2: school district elementary choir festival – BEST behavior! I was so proud of my students! – GREAT experience!

In the very near future here is what I will be up to:

May 11: Songs of Hope Concert – Concert of original music that I’ve written – I’ve been working REALLY hard on this – I’ll be glad when it finally arrives!
May 16: 4th grade “informance” for boom-whackers and recorders – making progress ever day!
May 28-May 29th: 5th grade and Kindergarten “Graduation” – coming along nicely

Sprinkled in all over the place I have rehearsals for an upcoming mission trip to Brazil and of course, the end of school…. grades, packing, organizing and planning for next year….

Distractions:
Today the plan was to do laundry and get the 5th grade graduation song recorded…..after church I decided that I was over due for a hair cut……….My hair dresser had just made her first cut when she asked me “Did you know that you have lice?”…… um no….. I wouldn’t be getting my hair cut if I knew I had lice!

The thing is that I’ve been itchy for a while so a few weeks ago I  went in to our school nurse to receive my fairly regular, “lice check”….. When she told me that I didn’t have lice, I was relieved! I’ve never had lice before, but as I work with the entire school I’m always careful…… I continued to itch, so I went to my doctor who also told me that I did not have lice…. I spent $80.00 on a prescription moose and got some relief………The medication did help, so I thought it was a matter of time before things go better….. Of course my hair dresser told me that this happens all the time and she even finished cutting my hair, so I gave her a really big tip!

Having lice totally blew my entire day.  I have been cleaning like a mad woman and my friend Nancy came over to help me with my hair because as hard as I try I can’t see the back of my head well enough to comb through it looking for critters….

Now that I have gotten far enough through the “lice be gone” process to quit hyperventilating every time I think about it, I am grateful for good friends and I am grateful that I figured it out on a weekend when I was able to be home long enough to get the lion’s share of the work done.

Future Posts:
Here are some things that I am looking forward to examining in future posts

 

  • Math and Music – I came up with some ideas I’d like to share
  • Mac and PC – how to save things in such a way that they can be shared cross platform
  • Music interdisciplinary word walls
  • digital portfolios
  • music classroom library organization
  • student use of FINALE notepad

 

As you see I’ve got lots and lots and lots of music ideas to share!  Keep visiting the blog!

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