Mrs. Bennett's Elementary Music

  Welcome to Elementary Music!

There have been a number of changes in the school this school year.  One of the ones that most affects me is the change from middle school back to elementary school concept.  Along with the designation of K-6 as the Elementary School, came a new work assignment for me.  I now teach kindergarten through sixth grades general music. There is no elementary choir this year since all students in fifth and sixth grades now have music class.  This school year marks my twenty- second year teaching music in the Willow River School.  My, how time flies!

  In music class, children take part in an active, musical experience which includes singing, playing, memorizing, reading, writing, creating, dancing, listening to, and appreciating music. Through these activities, they acquire musical knowledge and skills that can help them enjoy and make music now and in the future. Students in grades K-4 have music class three days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 25 minutes.  Students in grades five and six are on a rotating schedule where they come to class twice a week.  We present concerts in December and May. 

 New this year we have an online music curriculum called Quaver's Marvelous World of Music.  It is seriously fun! And it it is very technology based and interactive with Smartboard activities.  We are learning so much.   
 All students in grades 3-6 will need to purchase a recorder from the school for $5.00 if they don't already have one.  Students can buy the soprano recorder in the elementary office.   They will keep them in school most of the time to use in class.  At the end of the year they can take them home. We will begin our recorder study in January.

  Hope to see you at one or more of our events this school year. Our Christmas concert is Thursday, December 15 and our spring concert is May 18.  Each concert has performances at 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Thank you for your support of our music program. Keep a song in your heart! 

♬ Mrs. Nancy Bennett

Willow River Elementary Music Specialist

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:50-3:00

372-3131, ext. 257

nbennett@willowriver.k12.mn.us

P.S.We are always happy for any monetary donations to the Music Department!