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Visit the FAME office for Culture Kits, music books, ethnic stories, and crafts ideas. Call (260) 247-7325 to schedule a time to browse.

Annual Teacher’s Meeting – This is year’s focus is “Jazz Age in North America” and the meeting on September 14, 2021.  Those who attended the Art and Music workshops earns Professional Growth Points.

This year’s Fusion music selection is  “Rhapsody in Blues” by George Gershwin. We wii have the Fusion packet available later.

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.

Just thought this was cute so I’d share!

Lisa Christman

Music Teacher, Franke Park Elementary

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