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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Final Podcast & have a great summer!

Hi everyone! This is my last post for the 2016-2017 school year. We had a great time learning together in the music room! To end the year, the music tech team thought it would be amazing to share our final podcast with Dolvin favorite, Graham Hepburn, Quaver in Quaver's Marvelous World of Music. The kids had an incredible time. I only wish we could have had a few more minutes! We look forward to more podcasts with next year's music tech team to keep you in the loop for all music room related activities. Until then.... have a happy, and wonderful summer!!!! (Check out the Teacher's special end of the year video for the students below the podcasts at the bottom of this post!)

Music Podcast:

A behind the scene look at the Skype interview with Graham.

****Coming Soon!*****

Enjoy your summer!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Feburary Updates

Hi everyone! A few updates from the music department. The first grade musical was held last Thursday and was a huge success. The 1st grade students and teachers made the entire event a magical evening. Next up is Kindergarten! The date has been set for March 23rd at 6:00 pm. Please go ahead and mark your calendars.

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!

Until then...
Megan Endicott

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Welcome Back!

Welcome back and happy new year! We are excited to get back into full swing. This week, chorus will begin once again on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30. Please ensure you have signed up your child if you are interested. The form is online following the chorus link on this page.

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!

Until then....

Mrs. Endicott

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Final Podcast Send Off!

Wow! Thanks for an incredible year. Here is a little of what we have been doing the last two weeks.

Have a great summer everyone and see you soon!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Podcast #2!

The Music Tech Team is proud to display podcast #2 and our teacher spotlight on Allison Polaski and her nomination for a Shuler award! We also discuss Music in Our Schools Month. Next time, we hope to include audio from class! Check it out!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Podcast with Endicott's Music Spot Tech Team!

We are thrilled to announce that we have started up a weekly podcast that is student run by my impromptu music tech club. Students collaborate through Edmodo and Google docs to create the script and assign roles. They are adding input on who they want to feature in interviews and even have created both digital and live music throughout the podcast. The students hope to include student work examples in the next feature. We are so thrilled to have kicked off this new weekly podcast! I hope you enjoy!

Click here!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Chorus Calendar! New!

Dear Chorus Members & Parents,

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Johns Creek Cluster Concert will be held Tuesday, March 29th at Johns Creek High School. Specifics will be e-mailed and posted on Edmodo in the near future. 

In effort to aid in better communication and assist in building responsible young adults, I have now embedded our chorus rehearsal schedule, concert dates, and choral clinics all on a calendar that can be found on the Dolvin chorus tab. Check it out to ensure your child doesn't miss their opportunity to meet with us! Dancers may be meeting after school. Be on the look out for a special message or e-mail from me. And as always, Edmodo is the one stop shop for all chorus information and contact. 

Thank you!
Megan Endicott, Allison Polaski, & Megan Gibson