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Annual Teacher’s Meeting – This is year’s focus is “Fables and Folklore of Eastern Europe and Balkans”. The meeting is on September 1, 2022.  Those who attended the Art and Music workshops earns Professional Growth Points.

Teacher’s Closet

FAME has created a Closet of art supplies and materials for area teachers to access when they are under-resourced for their own classrooms. The Closet is located in the FAME office. It consists of the most commonly used art supplies such as crayons, colored markers, paints, colored pencils, paper, brushes, scissors, and molding clay.

There is also a selection of musical instruments available on loan for teachers to borrow for use in their classrooms.

We ask teachers to complete an application describing the reason they are applying, the project they will be doing, the supplies and materials they need, and the date materials are needed. This will allow FAME to ensure resources are available to a broad range of schools throughout the region. It will also allow teachers to request additional or special items that might not be in the inventory of the Closet. We will review the applications and notify the teachers as to their acceptance.  The application may be found in the Teacher Information Packet.

I just saw an article that made me think of a cute mini-lesson. The article said that birds in San Francisco are singing differently because of COVID lockdown. With fewer people out and about the city is quieter, so the male birds are able to sing more quietly, allowing them to expand their pitch range, which is more attractive to female birds.

This could tie into a lesson on vocal health by helping explain the effects of overuse of our voices on voice quality and how pushing too much makes us sound worse. If you are doing any FAME stuff this year, this would tie well into the recycling/environmental theme.

https://www.sciencealert.com/sparrows-have-changed-behaviour-in-response-to-coronavirus-anthropaus

Just thought this was cute so I’d share!

Lisa Christman

Music Teacher, Franke Park Elementary

Lesson Plans

Art and music examples and lesson plans

2022-2023 Resources

From Teachers’ Meeting, Sep 1, 2022

3-5 Indiana Music Education Standards (Objectives)

Updated Composition Project Information

 

FAMEous Notes

September 2021

Past Resources

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