Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jefferson Fundraiser

Relay for Life of Franklin

The Jefferson Labradors team is planning its first fundraiser. Jamie Barrett, the school's music teacher, will be performing at Cole's Tavern on Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 4:30 pm. Admission is $3 per person with a $10 maximum per family. We will have some raffle prizes and we hope to have luminaria bags to sell.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Food For Thought!

My Jefferson colleagues did a FANTASTIC job with their Reading Assembly skit yesterday!
The theme was food and how it can apply to reading (eat/read a wide variety)!
Can you name all of the famous characters that they portrayed?

Sadly, I wasn't well enough to participate... still, it was fun just to watch!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Don't Laugh At Me

For No Name Calling Week (NNCW) this week, the theme song:

Tis the season...

So sorry I missed all of my students at Davis Thayer this week,
as well as all of my private guitar students!!! :-(



Thursday, January 19, 2012

One Step Closer...

Well, the risers for Jefferson have finally arrived... now they just need to be set up!

Drums, drums and more drums!!!

A student came into music class today with a drum set that she had made!

The kids in her class all asked if I could post it on this website,

So... here it is:

Well, that got me thinking about some of the drum sets other students had made.

This one is from a boy (who LOVES to play drums) from a few years ago:

This next and last drum set is from a girl who made this for me many moons ago:

This student is no longer in elementary but in middle school now! 

Tempus fugit!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

If I Had A Hammer

This version of the song was sung by Peter, Paul & Mary
right before MLK, jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech.

Mrs. Carter and I sang it out in the hallway this past Friday!

Music Twister

Students had fun learning about the lines and spaces of the staff
with a game called Music Twister (modeled after "Twister").

Friday, January 13, 2012

A visit from some teachers next door...

We welcomed two guests to our Music Room today- Deb Hoppe and Pat Renaud.
They are both elementary music teachers in Bellingham, MA.
Thanks so much for joining us, Pat and Deb!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


The new interactive whiteboard in the Music Room at Jefferson Elementary
is finally up and running! Can't wait to start using it... today!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Get ready... here they come!

4th Grade students will begin taking their recorders home soon
as we prepare to embark on our new unit in music-


Students will be expected to practice 3 or 4 times a week!

Click on "Recorders" above for more information!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sharks vs. Bruins Performance!

The Davis Thayer 4th and 5th Grade Chorus did a marvelous job last night
singing their hearts out at the Sharks vs. Bruins hockey game
last night at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First day back!

It was so great to see all of my students at Davis Thayer today!
Looking forward to seeing my Jefferson students tomorrow!


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