Category: Music

Tuesday Roll Call: Keren

Meet Keren. She uses words like, “shall” and comes to school dressed like she just popped out from the pages of a storybook; ponytailed, rosy cheeked and with a snappy spring in her step. Keren was new to our school …

Plants, Pilates and the Number Four

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a student teacher this year.  Since it’s always challenging letting go and trusting that someone else can do the job of teaching your class, I feel incredibly lucky that Ms. Kang was assigned to …

Hip Hop

Our kids continue to get Hip Hop dance lessons over the week which will culminate with a performance on Friday. With three lessons under our belt already, I have learned two very important things: 1.  These kids are fearless and …

On My Notepad

- Winter concert:  December 16 – Singing? Dancing? Yes, dancing. – Song:  Bing Crosby or Bieber? – Remind kids about Food Bank, Christmas stockings. – Find mug. – Sharpen pencils. – Field Trip to the Vancouver Maritime Museum on December …

Remembrance Day Assembly

It was beautiful. So were our two class readers who did a fabulous job reciting our collective sentiments on “peace”. All of the performances were incredibly moving – I managed to record one by Ms. Leahy’s K/1 class.  Have a …

Monday Morning

- I’m laughing at clouds, so dark up above – It rains a lot here in Vancouver. Like A LOT.  We don’t exactly walk around hanging from streetlights, singing in it. – My class however, will be dancing to it. …