March 18, 2020
Hello my students and parents/guardians,
This email hopes to find you and your family well and safe. Please note that Enrichments do not have required instruction, however I thought it might be fun to have a song of the day. So, going forward I will post a video in the classroom for your listening pleasure and appreciation. Some say that music is the best therapy!! I will give extra credit for all students who wish to do any of the following for any of the songs:
1. Describe the theme/message of the song.(In a google doc)
2. Make a positive quote poster and matching image from the song(you can email me a photo of it).
3. Free write of your reaction to the song.(In a google doc)
Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns! I'm here for you! We are all in this together :) Be healthy and I'll see you soon.
Storytelling Through Music - A musical exploration of the meaning behind the lyrics
Dear parents & students,
It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you a new elective entitled, Storytelling Through Music. I am Mrs. Parmegiani! This is a brand new class with a few goals in mind. One is for it to be a class in which the students can feel the ability to express themselves through ideas and emotions presented in songs. Another is to possibly find a new interest in a musical artist or genre of music and finally to improve their ability and find enjoyment in analyzing lyrics to for meaning and messages. Some songs will provide us with valuable stories that can encourage and inspire them in their daily lives. In addition, this should be a great way to help students improve their average in that most of their grades are generated by simply being interested in the class and participating. Following class rules and being a respectful student by listening to their peers point of view and ideas is vital to success in this class.
In conclusion, we will be listening to a variety of artists and genres of music. A syllabus of intendended themes and musicians will follow after a musical survey is conducted. If you should have any questions or concerns regarding the class, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting you and working with your children! I know this will be an exciting school year.