Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Storytelling and Music

One of my favorite things to do is read stories and create mini dramas and music to them.  This past week the Grade 1/2 classes have been listening, acting, and playing to fun stories that connect us to the fall season.

Drums Alive

We've been learning about playing in a beat along to music.   We are using exercise balls on pails.  This program is for exercise and it's called Drums Alive, but a super great way to practice our music skills.  Here are a few of our favorite songs.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Choir Songs

Room 3, 4, 5 Choir Song
This is My Wish
(Auditions - Friday, Oct. 13 - 11:40 in music room)

Room 17, 18, 11 Choir Song
In Flanders Fields
(Auditions - Monday, Oct. 16, 11:40 music room)

Grade 1/2 Choir Song
Hearts Around the World

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Where We ALL Belong

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 music room season!

This summer I got to play music with my 5 beautifully talented nieces at my family farm's 100th year anniversary.  It was a special moment and so grateful for our time together with family and friends, growing, learning, and connecting.  How did you get your music on this summer?

We are well into the month of September and everyone is super excited to be back and getting in our groove.  This summer I found a really great song written by Canadian children's musician, Raffi.  We are adopting it as our theme song for the year and a great reminder that in the circle of life, we all belong!  Celebrating our uniqueness, strengths, and passions.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

WSO Kids 2017-2018 Concerts

Great season ahead of Sunday 2017-18 matinee shows for kids at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.  Click on WSO Link for more information.

Summer's a Comin'

It's been another year of many amazing things discovered, wrestlings, and determination to learn in community and who we are as individuals.  We've discovered gifts and pressed through many trials.  As I say good-bye today to my Grade 5 kids, many of whom I have taught music to for the past 6 years, it is never without some tears as a mom and I shared today at the end of our assembly.  Amazing families, kids, teachers, and friends.  Thank you for letting me be there.  We've ridden the storms well and I hope that each of my students will take all the good that we've known and the heart aches and keep pressing forward and climb and shine.  Never give up!

Stand in the light and be seen as you are.

To my students moving on, we will miss you and wish you the best wherever you go.  Keep in touch!  To my returning musicians in 2017-2018, I'm ready to rock it with you!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Show Time!

Congratulations to Stevenson for putting on a fantastic Circus Show and Celebration of the Arts 2017.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Cup Song Pattern

POINTERS - Use your right hand to pick up cup and the sweep.  When you grab the 'bottom' it's with your left hand.

CHALLENGE - Once you've mastered this pattern, how can you do it with a partner.  Check out the other groups in the song.  How else are they making new routines?

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Just heard about this REALLY cool group of Artic Circus artists and performers.  Check out the link to learn more about ArtCirq!

Monday, 15 May 2017

It's Show Time!

SHOW ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 (5:00-6:30, Show at 5:45)

On Wednesday, May 17, Stevenson is celebrating the arts by putting on the first ever, Cirque Du Stevenson!  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and there will be a number of ‘busking’ venues to stop and see as well as the creativity and beauty of everyone’s art work displayed around the main floor.  At 5:45 p.m. we will be putting on a show in the gym.  Students have been working very hard to get ready for this event.  Dress rehearsal is Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.  All students must be accompanied by a parent/adult for the evening show.

All students will be participating in the final song and have work on display.  In addition, several students have volunteered various talents for the various performances and need to be in attendance.
  • ·         Buskers – Grade 4/5 volunteers (Group 1 – 5:00-5:15 / Group 2 – 5:15-5:30)
  • ·         Ring Masters – Arsenni, Essence, Denise
  • ·         Circus Arts - Grade 4/5 Circus Performers
  • ·         Circus Demos – Fedor, Riley, Krystal, Jack
  • ·         Kindergarten Dance (Room 7 & 8)
  • ·         Tap Dance (Room 5)
  • ·         Grade 4/5 Hip Hop Performance (Room 3, 4, & 5)
  • ·         All school (K-5) sing and dance to Stand In the Light with special dance by Mrs. Hardy’s Dance Team and Grade 4/5 soloists (Ashley, Aliyah, Asraa, Hannah)

We hope to see you out!  Come join in the fun as we celebrate the arts at Stevenson!