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 Debbie Floyd

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Wow! It is so hard to believe that we are already into our 3rd grading period! I want to take a minute and thank each of you for the sweet gifts I received from the children for Christmas. Your kindness is overwhelming and greatly appreciated!

We are very busy in the music department these days! We are trying to get ready for Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day by learning some new songs to sing and perform for you that day.

In 1st grade we have started learning to identify by sight and sound some of the instruments in the percussion family. We are enjoying playing Penguin Percussion on the Promethean Board.

2nd grade will be busy preparing “The Three Piggy Opera.” Using the story of the Three Little Pigs, the students are telling the story in song! We look forward to performing this for the school and our parents!

3rd grade has started learning about the State of South Carolina and will be presenting a program in April. This program is always a special treat.

4th and 5th grades are concentrating on note recognition. We hope that we can transfer our knowledge of the notes on the staff to actually playing some simple melodies on the xylophone and marimba Orff instruments. They will also be rehearsing Patriotic Songs for an upcoming program.

6th grade will continue to sharpen their note reading skills by playing the bell chimes. We hope to prepare a special presentation for the Beta Club Talent Show and are in the planning stages for a spring musical. This is also the time of year when 6th grade begins to look at various songs to help choose the one they will perform at Graduation!

The chorus is also preparing to sing at the SCISA Music Festival. We have several students presenting solo material through voice, guitar, piano, and violin! All Saints’ has many talented students! I am excited to have them demonstrate this talent at SCISA this year!

Ms. Floyd

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