Monday, April 30, 2012

T.V. Turn-Off Week

I'm taking that to mean computer screens, as well, so...

No computers or TVs or Smartboards will be used this week!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action!

Good luck to all of the students participating in tonight's


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DT Day!

So happy to see everyone at Davis Thayer today!

Peter, Paul & Mary's "Day Is Done" is a favorite,
and one that we enjoyed singing in music this week!

(Mary, Paul & Peter)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Welcome back!!!

Peter & Me

I was able to meet Peter Yarrow at his Circle of Friends performance in town,
and I even got to go up and sing "Puff, the Magic Dragon" with him!

It was a great night!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Peter Yarrow...

Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary fame)
will be performing tomorrow night at the
Circle of Friends coffeehouse
8:00 p.m. in Franklin, MA

Peter has written classic songs, such as "Puff, The Magic Dragon."

And introduced the world to important songs, such as "Don't Laugh At Me."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Scale of the Universe

Although it's not a musical scale, it's something I did enjoy sharing 
with my 3rd grade students who just finished a unit on The Planets.

Click on the link below to be able to control it yourself:

Or check out the "Scale of the Universe" video below:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


3rd graders enjoyed watching this video of the Mars Rover
after wrapping up a unit on Gustav Holst's "The Planets."

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Fling!

Students have enjoyed using the parachute for "Spring!"

They all get to hide underneath at the end of the piece!

Vivaldi's "Spring" from his four concertos "Four Seasons."

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Opening Day...

John Fogerty composed this song and released it in 1985,
and he sings and performs all of the instruments on it, as well.

Here is a live version featuring his famous "baseball bat" guitar!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I Got Rhythm...

Such a wonderful and original song for its time!


Love sharing this song with the students!

Here's George Gershwin performing his song:

Here are The Muppets with a silly version of the song:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Virtual Choir

Eric Whitacre's new a cappella across the world will be featured this evening
(and I will post it here on this website later when it becomes available).
Here is another similar piece of his from last year, "Sleep 2.0:"

Here is the new virtual choir of nearly 4000 singers from 73 countries:


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