Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy halloween this weekend. There are some wonderful Halloween themed dramatic events happening in Columbus. Check out this website!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Phoenix Children's Theater

7 Habits in Music Class

We are incorporating the 7 Habits in the form of "missions." While playing the song, Mission Impossible, one selected student searches for the envelope marked TOP SECRET. Once the envelope is found, we read the mission and complete it as a class.

So far, we have had a proactive brainstorming mission, a begin with end in mind puzzle, and a put first things first matching game. Ask your students about these missions!

Monday, August 16, 2010


Welcome Back Owls!

Please take time to explore this blog for information about the music program at Worthington Estates. I will be updating this blog with important choir dates including musical and performance dates. I also include special musical opportunities for students. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at my school email.

I can't wait for a terrific year of making great music at WES!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Are you looking for a fun and exciting music opportunity this summer? Here are just a few options for you to consider. Arts Day Camp at Otterbein College - Grades 2-5 -Art and music classes from 9am to noon daily. -Hands-on activities that will keep young minds busy! -Music, singing, playing instruments, and movement activities. Call 614-823-1110 or email Amy Chivington achivington@otterbein.edu for registration or more information. Columbus Children's Theatre - Summer Theater Classes - Ages 5-16 http://www.colschildrenstheatre.org/ This is a fun way to introduce your children to theatre and music outside of the classroom. The company is an established theater company with highly qualified teachers and performers. Call 614-224-6673 for a summer brochure and more information about classes.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


A HUGE congrats to the cast and crew of the 5th & 6th Grade musical - Opening Night! We had wonderful performances last week. Our evening shows were packed and the students at WES really enjoyed the afternoon performances. If anyone has a copy of the complete performance (5th or 6th grade), I would love to have one for our archives.

I would like to thank Mrs. Trott for a wonderful Greased Lightning car - won by Adrian Reim. I also would like to thank Alex and Jodi Brohard for an incredible Snoopy doghouse and many parents for awesome costumes and additional props. Thank you to Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Rowaldt, and Mrs. Sczesny for their debut performances in the show.

Choir has concluded for the year however the 6th graders will be working on a song for our 6th grade celebration assembly in June. In May, I will meet with students who are interested in choir for next year. We will have a few practices so students get an idea of what choir is all about!

Monday, March 8, 2010

OPENING NIGHT! 5th & 6th Grade Musical

We are just one week away from the musical! The 5th & 6th grade choir members will be presenting their musical, Opening Night! A Musical Review, next Thursday and Friday evening.

The students will perform scenes, songs, and dances from Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Grease. The 5th grade performance is scheduled for Thursday, March 18th and the 6th grade performance will be the following day, Friday, March 19th. Both performances begin at 7pm in the gym.

This week, both groups are rehearsing afterschool and costumes are due into the music room. Please email me if you have questions about the show and rehearsals.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Xylophone Event

The students participated in a xylophone event during our Olympic unit. Using their knowledge of the musical alphabet, students put the xylophone bars back onto the xylophone in the correct order. When they were finished, one member from the team hit the gong. It was fun and a great way to test their knowledge of musical notes names.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


The WES Related Arts Team is in the middle of a unit involving the 2010 Winter Olympics. In music, we are learning about the musical components of the national anthems from various countries. In addition, we have been creating events for our fictional "Musical Winter Olympics."

Some events include:
Bongo Bobsled
Gong Snowball Toss
Icicle Xylophone

This week, we will choose our closing ceremony song to be played at the conclusion of our games. Stay tuned for a video of the closing ceremony!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Welcome to the Music Website for Worthington Estates Elementary!

Hello! Welcome to our new webpage. I will be posting important updates about what is going on in music class, links to some neat interactive music webpages, and important dates and events.

5th & 6th GRADE MUSICAL - Opening Night!

If your child is in choir please note that the musical is coming up fast! We will be holding afterschool rehearsals beginning the 2nd week of March. The schedule is down below. Please email me with any questions or concerns.

5th Grade - Monday & Wednesday, March 8th & 10th - 3pm-4:30pm - in the music room
Monday & Tuesday, March 15th & 16th - 3pm-5pm - in the gym

6th Grade - Tuesday & Thursday, March 9th & 11th - 3pm-4:30pm
Monday & Wednesday, March 15th & 17th - 3pm-5pm - in the gym

5th Grade - Thursday March 18th - 7pm - WES Gym
6th Grade - Friday March 19th - 7pm - WES Gym