There are so many great songs that have been written and shared over and over, and there are so many new songs, as Billie Eilish said "being written and recorded in bedrooms" all over the world. Our students are fortunate that they get music every week and Mrs. Popek works hard to expose them to the amazing world of songs, instruments, rhythm, and melody. And I see teachers using music in their classrooms. Music can be a powerful tool. Let's make sure we are always considering how we can include it in the learning process.
Here are some songs that moved me last night. I have tried to include video clips with the lyrics included so you can read them, some truly amazing lines.
Alicia Keys performed this great song "Underdog." Love her message that she is saying throughout the song. And she even includes "young teachers." We are all part of that group...we were all certainly "young teachers" at one point!
What music moves you?
I am still listening to The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog...it is definitely a tough book to listen to. I am almost done with Innovate Inside the Box. This book is full of ways to blend an innovator's mindset with UDL components.
Another great new book that will be in the Book Fair in March is a picture book called Hair Love. This is a wonderful book about a dad and his daughter and how he tries to style her hair.
Check out this Oscar-nominated short film created by the author:
Monday - Motoko visits Grade 5, CST Meeting @ 8:30, Welcome back Liz Bercume
Tuesday - Fit Club @ 8:00, UDL Book Club @ 8am, CST Meeting @ 8am, Report Cards available to parents in PS, Grade 2 @ Glenwood for F&P training
Wednesday - Motoko visits Grade 5, Grade 1 @ Glenwood for F&P training
Thursday - Fit Club @ 8:00, Half day, dismissal at 12:20, Afternoon PD begins at 1:10 in the library, Sandwich Co PTA Fundraiser 1:00-8:00
Friday - Emma Appleby is Principal for the Day!
Saturday - MSAA EdCamp in Franklin from 8:30-12:30 - check out this link:
Great things I noticed last week:
- I have been enjoying reading in several different classrooms over the past week. We had some thought-provoking conversations about equal rights, race, and education with the books Someday is Now about the Oklahoma Sit-Ins of 1958 and Malala's Magic Pencil about educational inequalities in Pakistan happening in recent years.
- I popped into Mrs. Hilton's 1st grade group to see her using Scholastic Literacy Pro to read about germs before writing about germs. (Certainly a popular topic in school lately!)
- I don't have any pictures from Wednesday night, but all of the Holden principals joined the HPD and HFD to present to parents about ALICE and school safety.
- On Friday, I enjoyed listening to Matt Glover at the early literacy institute with our writing grant team.
Here is a motivational speech from Kobe Bryant: