This blog has been created so others can follow my adventures of returning to a music classroom! I spent my first year out of college as a Middle School Band Director, then as the Music Associate at my church for five years. During that time I decided to make a change and began pursuing my Master's in Library Science. I spent five years as the Media Specialist at a primary school and deeply desired to return to my true calling. I've been given that chance in two elementary schools and I am really excited!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Project FUNDED!!!!

I am over the moon excited because my 2nd DonorsChoose.org project got funded 2 days ago and it shipped from Best Buy for Business TODAY!!!!

I requested a BOSE sound docking station for my iPod!  Woohooo!!!  *happy dance*

A huge hug and thank you to my personal friend "Sassy" and DirecTV.  If you missed it, DirecTV posted a picture on their Facebook page asking for people to share the photo.  Well, I shared it and posted my project in the comments and they finished funding the project!!!

Now, planning the next project...a carpet for the music room at the primary school.  The little kinders have the MOST trouble with the chairs throwing them out!  LOL!  The hard part is deciding what type of rug I want!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Veteran's Day Program

Tomorrow our upper elementary grades school will honor local veterans with a Veteran's Day Ceremony.  The guidance counselor and I have put this program together and the grandfather of some students will be our guest speaker and a few 4th and 5th grade students will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance, The Star Spangled Banner and then provide a special musical selection.

I chose Remember You by Teresa Jennings from the Volume 7, Number 2 Issue of Music K-8 Magazine.  I just can't get enough of Music K-8!!!  :~)  The students looked soooo good up on stage today!!  Just made this teacher's heart super happy!

Keep a look out for pictures from tomorrow's program!

Have a lovely Wednesday evening!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012


This month on my personal Facebook page, I have been listing things that I am thankful for everyday.  You know - the hubby, my munchkins, family, friends and my JOB!  You know, I graduated from college over ten years ago and I have gone through my fair share of jobs since then...band director (1 year), church music assistant (5 years), media specialist (5 years) and now in my 2nd year as a music teacher.  In looking back at how I've gotten to where I am, I kick myself that I didn't start out here!  But, if I had done that, I would have missed out on so many growth opportunities and meeting so many awesome people!  So, I am thankful for my journey to where I am!  I am also over the moon thankful for my job!  I am where I need to be and I LOVE it!!!

Mrs. King posted an idea that she's been using in her music room (http://mrskingrocks.blogspot.com/2012/10/4th-graders-play-pumpkin-pattern-memory.html#comment-form) and I am going to tweak it to use in my room!  I am so excited about this!!!

I am so thankful that there are awesome music teachers out there that share their ideas, lessons and activities so I can get ideas for my classroom.

I encourage you to think about what you are thankful for on more than the one day set aside for Thanksgiving.  It is a wonderful feeling and I love reading about it!