Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spring Has Sprung

Dear Woods Road Elementary,

Thank you for everyone's help in making the Kindergarten/TP Concert such a successful evening!  The fourth graders are diligently preparing for their concert on April 27th.

A note to the fourth grade parents, there will be no recorder level testing until after the concert, however your student should continue to practice, as they have 3 songs to memorize on recorder for the concert!  Students are encouraged to also continue working on their sequencer projects in preparation for the concert.  Any questions can be sent to me at isteege@htps.us

Thank you so much for all of your support of the arts!
Ian

Friday, February 19, 2016

3rd Grade Concert Success and K/TP update

Our 3rd grade class did an AMAZING job with their concert on February 18th.  Our students sang in three different languages as well as performed folk arrangements on Orff Instruments.  We are beginning to plan for our Kindergarten and TP concert on March 31st.  Parents can expect to receive information regarding props and costumes in the beginning of March.

Fourth grade students are continuing their progress on recorders.  This coming cycle students will be testing for their "green belts."  I have made myself available to all 4th grade students between 8:30 and 8:40 every morning for extra help and testing opportunities.  Please encourage your child to come see me with any questions regarding their progress on recorders.

Regards,
Ian Steege

Monday, January 11, 2016

A New Year!

Happy New Year Wildcats!  Can you believe it?  Our 1st Graders are hard at work preparing for their concert on January 28th!  In the coming weeks 1st Grade parents should be looking to receive information regarding concert dress, call time, as well as information regarding decoration donations!

Our 4th Grade students have begun to address some simple repertoire on their recorders, and have started working with music technology on their Chromebooks to create samples that will be used in class projects!  4th Grade parents can expect an information sheet coming home in the coming days regarding recorder use/care, practicing at home and using the music software at home.

Happy New Year!  Could not be more excited!
Ian Steege

Thursday, October 22, 2015

2nd Grade Music Concert is Coming!

Hello Woods Road Elementary music patrons!  Our second graders are hard at work preparing for the first 2015 Woods Road Elementary Music Concert on December 9th!  In about a week, our second grade students will be provided with folders including lyric sheets to be rehearsed, a permission slip to be signed by parents, as well as information regarding call time, attire, and theme.  If you have any questions regarding your student's participation in our performance do not hesitate to reach out to me at isteege@htps.us!  Hope to see you all there! :)

-Ian Steege

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Preparing for 2nd Grade Concert!

Hello music community of Woods Road Elementary!  Our curriculum is in full swing and our students are having a great time learning the foundations of our musical language.  Second Grade has begun preparing for their concert on December 9th, and can expect to be sent home with lyric sheets and folders in the coming lessons.  A lot of preparation will be done in class, however extra practice with memorizing lyrics is encouraged at home.  We look forward to seeing you all there, and have a happy Autumn!

Regards,
Ian Steege

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Our First Week, Back To School Night, Concert Dates/Information

Hello!

Our first week of music class was a success!  Our students have a wealth of musical knowledge and I felt as though we were really able to "hit the ground running!"  It was my pleasure meeting many of our parents during our first Back to School Night, and I look forward to meeting the rest of our parents this week.  Please mark your calendars with the following WRE Music Concert dates:

Kindergarten/TP:  Thursday, March 31st
1st Grade: Thursday, January 28th (snow date: February 4th)
2nd Grade: Wednesday, December 9th (snow date: December 10th)
3rd Grade: Thursday, February 18th (snow date: February 25th)
4th Grade: Wednesday April 27th

As concert time approaches, you will receive more information regarding themes, concert attire, and call times.  You will also be able to access that information here.  If you would like to volunteer to help decorate our performance space please do not hesitate to contact me, as all help is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for visiting "The Music Classroom of WRE" Blog!

-Ian Steege






Thursday, September 10, 2015

A New School Year!

Hello!  It's a new school year and welcome to music class at Woods Road Elementary.  My name is Ian Steege and I am excited to become a part of the Wildcat community.  Here, you will find updates of our students achievements in the music classroom, important information pertaining to music class at Woods Road Elementary, as well as any curriculum or assignment information needed for students and parents.

Thank you for visiting "The Music Classroom of Woods Road" blog and welcome to another great year of doing things "the Wildcat way!"

-Ian Steege