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School Highlights 2013-2014!
*3 fantastic multi-grade programs this year involving a total of about 500 students.
*Two May Festival/All-district performances and I even conducted at them this year!
*Several of my students made it into the district's honor orchestra.
*I had 16 students earn their black belts in recorder and we started a "Recorder Ensemble" that performed at an all-school assembly. And there are WAAAAAAAAAY more brown, red, and blue belts than EVER before!
*Students are really READING MUSIC. I can tell! Oh and so many more are singing. And dancing! And listening and evaluating and having fun!
*Put my Level I Orff Schulwerk training to good use with fun new folk songs, movement, and instrumental accompaniments!*Entered approximately 11,000 grades. (This is not an exaggeration. This is real life)
*Started blogging and met some AMAZING people who have helped me to learn and grow and try out new things. I'm looking at you Facebook Frenzy support group! :D
*Was able to give away another fantastic/horrible White Elephant gift at our school gift exchange this year.
*Wonderful gifts from donors on DonorsChoose including much needed office supplies, alto and tenor recorders, a variety of wonderful hand drums, recorder resource books, and about 150 colored recorders.
*Put my Strategic Thinking in the ARTS (STArts) training to good use and have my students thinking and questioning every day!
*Got much better at teaching music through new learning/Orff/STArts/Music Professional Development, new resources, more experience, and asking questions of others. Isn't that an awesome thing to celebrate!?
*Started a blog (this one!) and wrote things and got great feedback about ideas (and now my ideas are better because of all of your suggestions!)
*Made a Facebook page, gained 875 new friends along the way, and now get wonderful ideas and make connections on that platform.
*JUST STARTED a Twitter account thanks to @AileenMiracle and am having fun pursuing that avenue!
*Met some many people and gave away a fun resource through the Facebook Frenzy in March.
*Started a Teachers Pay Teachers store, added lots of fun things that I hope are making the lives of other teachers easier, and just hit 200 followers!
There's a lot to be thankful for. Leave a comment below with some thing that you're proud of!
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