Kipling Elementary School

Year 1 - Grade 5

Final Reflections

What worked?

The students were very interested in using acting and singing to create the interpretations of the stories they were studying. They were very engaged in watching each other recreate the events that occurred in the story they were reading about Mt. Everest.
Wonderful support for helping me adjust to having a teaching artist in the general music classroom.
-Christine Wyatt, music teacher

What did not work?

The students needed more practice with linking the syllables in a word to the appropriate rhythm notation symbol.
Issues with panning with teaching artist. We need more time with planning-did not get it.
-Christine Wyatt, music teacher

What questions do you still have?

What are some ways I can allow my students' creativity to show?
-Christine Wyatt, music teacher

What new ideas do you have?

I would like to see them write a script for a short story and act it out.
When I realized that I didn't need to make the classes so easy for fear of their not getting it. They enjoyed the challenge! It's okay to make it hard.
-Christine Wyatt, music teacher

Year One
2011-2012
Year Two
2012-2013
Year Three
2013-2014

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