June 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

June is going to be an awesome month of remote musical learning. Students will be working on singing, music literacy, composing, and performing. Lower grade students will be working with Mr. C’s instructional videos to continue developing their musical skills. Upper grade students will be creating original music on the Soundtrap program. Please check your child’s Google Classroom account every Monday for updated lessons. In addition, please check the Enrichment page on Google Classroom regularly for a variety of additionally musical activities. Also, I will be holding office hours on Google Meets every Thursday from 10-11am. Please stop by if you have any questions or are looking for more ideas on how to make music at home

I am looking forward to a wonderful month of learning with our students!


Michael Clifford

Music Teacher

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Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study:

Pre-K: Movement and Fine Motor

PreK-Kindergarten: Musical Opposites – High/Low

1-2: New Rhythms and Solfege

3-5: Songwriting

Students of the Month:

K-3: Kaylea Burges

1-1: Stephanie Gutierrez

2-1: Jael Riccio

3-2: Ezekiel Medina-Maldonado

4-2: Troy Rowe

5-1: Jovan Maldonado

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Michael Clifford

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