Mrs. Shepard's Music

Kindergarten, First Grade, and Third Grade

May 14-31, 2018

Dear Monroe Families,

We are having a great time in music class! We will be spending the next couple of weeks having musical fun and reviewing key concepts and skills from this year. Our music curriculum,, hosts an annual digital field trip to kick off their summer music contest. I have attached information about the digital field trip and contest.

For this summer’s contest, Quaver is challenging students to get creative with a song they may already know in a new, exciting style! Here’s what you need to know: Students are invited to rewrite the lyrics to the classic folk song, “The More We Get Together.” A worksheet is provided to help guide the process. The winner of the summer challenge contest wins a school visit from Quaver! Summer Contest

Once you’ve selected a song and written in your new lyrics, the real fun begins!

  1. Record a video of you performing your version of “The More We Get Together” using one of the backing tracks provided at
  2. *Post your video to social media using the hashtag#TheMoreWeSingTogether and tag @QuaverMusic:
    • Facebook:
    • Twitter and Instagram: @QuaverMusic
  3. You may also submit your videos via email to*
  4. Submit your videos by Labor Day, September 3rd for a chance to win! The most creative video will win a school visit from Quaver himself!


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Please join us at Good Morning Monroe on Friday for Kindergarten's promotion showcase. These kiddos have been working hard to learn two songs and a poem for this performance. They are so excited to show you all they have learned. For many kindergartners, this is the first time they will get up and do anything in front of an audience. Being nervous is totally normal. Please encourage your student to take deep breaths and do their best. If they make a mistake, it's OKAY! All will be well! I am so proud of these children and can't wait for you to see them in action.

First and Third

First and Third-grade students are reviewing all of the major concepts we have learned this year. We will spend our last few days together reflecting on our year and playing some of our favorite games. My goal for the kids this week is to have a positive experience going into summer so that they are excited to start again in August.

Contact Mrs. Shepard

I love to hear from parents. I can be reached by email or by calling the office at Monroe!