I've got about one week left, then I'm done!

I started recorders with 3rd grade this year and I'm not sure if it was the wisest choice! My ears are still hurting. They loved it though!

Most of my recorder students spent way too much time learning by ear this year. I really need to spend intensive time on reading rhythms and notes at the beginning of the year next fall.

With a 40 minute schedule I figured out that I lost over 9 weeks worth of classes! Nine weeks!!! It's no wonder my kids aren't where I want them to be.

I was hoping to have a summer music program but the response has been low so I guess I'm going to have to cancel. It is probably better in the long run but it is disappointing because I love what I do and I love sharing it with others.

Pray for me in the next week. I just found out that an elementary student of mine lost his life. This is not the way you want to finish school.
 
 
Eric Carle writes some terrific books. I have used many of his books to support my music lessons. Many of his books have actually been the inspiration for various lessons. Below is a wonderful reading of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Please be sure to check out this site. This is a terrific post on literature in the classroom by Linda Ahlstedt.

Whether you are reading these books as a parent, as a teacher, or for your own enjoyment may the beauty and simplicity of these books