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Annual Teacher’s Meeting – This is year’s focus is “Planet Earth” and the meeting was a Zoom meeting on September 28, 2020. Those who attended the Art and Music workshops earned Professional Growth Points.
FAME Meeting - September 24, 2020
In keeping with the theme of Planet Earth, David Crowe, FAME’s Composer in Residence, have composed “Summer Sound Garden” using found objects for instruments. You may view the composition on Youtube or below.
Summer Sound Garden by David Crowe
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!
Music Teacher, Franke Park Elementary
Art and music examples and lesson plans
- Oceanic Lesson Plans and Examples (Compressed folder of 28 items)
Complete 2020 Fusion Packet zip file
Assemblage Art Project Packet from Teachers’ Meeting
Nevelson-Assemblage-Student_Handout-(Word, you may edit)
Nevelson-Assemblage-Lesson_Plan-(Word, you may edit)
Assemblage Art Project Tutorial (Video)
Music Presentation from Teachers’ Meeting