With Ms. Hains
Virtual Open House 2020-2021
What Students need to bring to music class
- 1 gallon ziplock bag
- IF desired, your child may bring a small bag of NON-food "debris" as filler for their own egg shaker (beads, aquarium pebbles, small paper clips, etc.)
We will use these to assemble our individual instrument kits. This will allow us to minimize shared contact surfaces in music class. Less cleaning, more playing!
Music class health & safety
- Limited movement
- No singing or playing recorder (this will hopefully change once we receive the results of Colorado State University's aerosol study)
- Classroom will be sanitized between classes
- Students and teacher will wear masks
Our focus this year
- Assemble individual instrument kits
- Music and literature
- Lots and lots of rhythm and percussion
- In-seat movement
- Use music to explore awareness of ourselves and others
- Community building
- Active listening lessons
It's going to be a GREAT year!!!
Week of April 27 - May 1
Create Your Own Rhythm
Musical Rondo Form and Movement Lesson
Multi-Cultural Music and Movement Field Trip!
Highlights From Last Year
Exploring different ways to use our bodies. This particular day we worked on building an awareness of Shape. Many students discovered that they could work together to create shapes.
Popsicle Stick Rhythms
1st Grade rhythm dictation using popsicle sticks.
Breath Practice for Recorders
4th Grade using feathers to practice gentle breath technique for playing recorders. This is how we avoid blowing too hard into our instruments.
Highlight from previous years
Creekside Specialist Crew!
About Ms. Leah Hains
This is my 3rd year at Creekside and I love being part of the Creekside family! I'm starting my 7th year in Limestone County and my 11th year teaching elementary general music.
My favorite classroom activities are singing, playing instruments, composing music, and folk dancing. Music makes us better people and builds community. I especially love experiencing music through social dance and choral singing.
I grew up in Birmingham and have lived in Madison since 2014. In addition to teaching music, I love porch gardening, cooking, hiking, camping, reading, crafts, and sewing.
Music: Our Mission
Have you noticed how, while we were stuck at home, many more people got involved in the visual and performing arts? Some people might say it's from boredom, but I believe it's because we know deep down that the arts allow us to process and express what we think, feel, and experience more than words ever can. I love how music in particular brings people together and builds community. No amount of social distancing can take away the unifying power of music!