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Kid Calypso

Dear Tapteal families,

September was a great month!  The students have been working hard in music learning about beat and rhythm through a variety of different instruments and activities. Mr. Blake did an amazing job subbing for me while I was at home on maternity leave. I am excited to be back starting this month.

This will be the last month that I am able to send paper copies of our music newsletter. From now on you will be able to find them on our Tapteal school website.

This month we will be continuing our study of beat and rhythm. There are so many ways to apply beat and rhythm to music. We will also be learning about melody and harmony as we add in some singing to our lessons. We will also be talking about creating mental images from music just like we do when we read.

Also this month, we will be starting to learn songs to perform as a whole school at our Veteran’s Day Assembly. If your child has a Veteran in their family, we would love to say thank you and include them in one of our picture slide shows! Please send me an email that includes the picture of the Veteran who is special to your child as well as your child’s name. It would be great if you could include a picture of your child with their special Veteran! Please email pictures to Rachael.clayton@rsd.edu. If you do not have a digital copy of the picture, please send the picture to school with your child. I will scan the picture and send it back.

Feel free to email me with any questions!

Rachael Clayton

Music Specialist




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