A little bit about the music classroom:
In music class students will sing, move, listen, imitate, explore, experience, analyze, classify, create, share, perform, notate, read, improvise, cooperate, and most importantly HAVE FUN!!!! We strive to create innovative, engaging lesson plans which include singing, playing instruments, and moving in each of our lessons. Music is important here at Dolvin Elementary. Studies show that students who receive music perform better on tests involving reading, math, problem solving, and logical thinking.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Sunday, August 6, 2017
I know you are excited to begin a wonderful new school year, and so am I! As we kick things off, I wanted to go ahead and make you aware of some important upcoming dates and notes.
First of all, we will begin accepting chorus participants. The Dolvin chorus is open to any 4th and 5th grade student who enjoys singing, dancing, and acting. All sign up information is online. To access this information, please click on the Chorus link above. We will be creating our very own Edmodo group where all chorus information will be housed. Due to security reasons, I will not publish this code online, instead, I will send an email the first day of chorus. Please do not submit any checks for chorus polo shirts until the first and second weeks of chorus rehearsals. I'd like to get them all at the same time to help with the ease of the deposit process. For your convenience, we will strive to keep an updated calendar with events on the chorus page to aid in clear commication. Please consider joining our Remind group. This group will send you text or email notifications for important reminders, such as: audition due dates, concert reminder dates, etc.. Consider signing up today!
All K-2 students participate in a musical performance at Dolvin Elementary School. The dates will be updated this week for the performances so you may mark your calendars accordingly. Our second grade musical is first! We will begin working on the musical the second week of school with auditions for special roles the 3rd and 4th week of school. If you would like a closer look at the musicals, click on the link above that says Musicals.
As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions! I look forward to a wonderful year of music making with you!
Sunday, May 28, 2017
A behind the scene look at the Skype interview with Graham.
Enjoy your summer!
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
If you were not in the loop, I was the lucky person selected to "TakeOver" the Fulton County Schools Instagram page. I posted a series of photos and videos to tell the story of what being an educator looks like from my perspective. If you aren't currently following Fulton County on Instragram or Twitter, now is the time.
Speaking of social media! If you want constant, in the moment updates, please remember to follow me on Twitter (@EndicottSpot) and Instagram (@dolvinmusic).
We will be posting a special podcast this week with music tech team students wrapping up our old music unit on melody and harmony and includes a special interview with Mrs. McMahan from the Dolvin Discovery Lab!
Next week, we have a super HUGE surprise guest! Stay tuned to find out just who it will be!
If you want to know where I have been, I just finished some amazing presentations at the Georgia Music Educators Conference in Athens, GA where I held sessions on App Smashing and Project Based Learning in Music. This week, I am traveling to San Antonio, TX to present on personalized learning in music to the members of TI:ME (Technology Integration in Music Education) at their national conference. Follow my journey on social media!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Please be sure to follow us on Twitter for constant updates with pictures and videos. We will also be starting up our blog series once again and look forward to keeping you in the loop and introducing you to more teachers in our building!