Music of the Week

Well, you probably wouldn’t imagine this would ever happen but this week we are playing some good ol’ opera in class! This weeks music is from the opera, La Boheme. Now, I am not really an opera buff. Opera is not a genre I tend to gravitate to but this opera has a special place…

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Music of the Week: Sept. 30

Our music of the week is a Finnish a cappella ensemble named Rajaton, founded in Helsinki in 1997. Rajaton means “boundless”, which they chose to help explain the type of music they sing, from sacred classical to pop music. Rajaton performs primarily in Finland but also tours around Europe and the rest of the world….

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Music of the Week: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!

In our class, each week, I like to highlight an artist or style of music that may be new to the students. Music is a huge part of my life and who I am. I have sung for years, having been in a choir since Grade 2, taken vocal lessons and performed in musicals. Wanting…

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Music of the Week

It isn’t often that I get to speak about the music of the week but the music we are listening to this week is from my favorite collection. For music of the week, I usually pick a genre, composer or style of music to play throughout the week, usually at lunch time. I try to…

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Are You Ready For December? The Mrhclassblog Is!!!

Ahh! Flakes falling gently. Snow crunching underfoot! Snowmen being made by little Grade 3 children. Snowballs flying through the air! I love the winter season! Wait a minute . . . Oh. Right. I forgot. I live in B.C now. Rain, rain, more rain and . . . . wait for it . . ….

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A Little Weekend Music

Here is a little bit of fun to start of your weekend. We have been listening to the Brad Mehldau Trio this week. They are a jazz trio using piano, bass and drums. They probably are one of the bigger names amongst the most recent of jazz groups coming out and we have really been…

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An Amazing Day!!!

Today, the students made it to 30 mins sustained reading. It was incredible!!! The students each have a box of books that have been leveled to their reading level. These are the books they are using for our Daily 3 program. Every week, students get to pick new books to add to their box based…

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Songs Buzzing Around My Head

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I thought I would give you all a little Sunday gift. I found this video last week and the song has been in my head all week. So I thought that you would appreciate it if I shared it with you so we could all have the…

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Busy Week and A Busy Weekend!

Don’t Forget that the Science Challenge Projects are due Monday!!! Thus ended another busy week (like how I used a spelling word?)! One thing I wanted to say though was how proud I was by how hard the students worked for the Service Day. It was an amazing afternoon. Though I didn’t quite realize how…

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