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Looking for Guest Musicians!
Dear Priest Street Parents,

My name is Angie Dahlstrom, Music & Movement teacher here at Priest Street Elementary School. All students attending Priest St. Elementary School participate in my class twice weekly. A challenge has been posed to the students to bring in a guest musician to perform for their class. If you or someone you know plays an instrument or sings, and would feel comfortable coming to do a short performance for a class, as well as answer some questions, we would love to have you come! If you are interested, please email me at angelica.dahlstrom@leominsterschools.org. I will send you the available time slots for your child’s class, and inform you of the process. This is a big incentive for the students in Music & Movement, since this performance will earn their class 3 music notes!! (For every 10 music notes, each class receives a special party. The students usually earn a music note with good behavior.) Many of our students have not seen real instruments beyond guitar or piano. It would be a special treat for them to see real music in action! Please email me with any questions. Thank you!

Angie Dahlstrom
Music & Movement Teacher, Priest St. Elementary

What's Happening in Music & Movement?
Students are learning motor skills, balance, and gracefulness by pretending to ice skate using paper plates! They are having a blast!
Exploring New Cultures
Exploring New Cultures
Students in Music & Movement are learning a Mexican Folksong called "A La Rueda De San Miguel," which tells a story of a man who traveled through Mexico delievering "miel", or "honey" on a cart pulled by his donkey. The students have learned a game that accompanies this song which incorporates movement and lots of giggles!
Winter Fun!
Our students are learning several winter-themed songs such as "Frosty Weather," "Pass the Snowball," "Once there Was a Snowman," and several activities which incorporate "The Nutcracker."
What Musical Concepts are Your Children Learning?
Priest Street Students are fast learners! They have already grasped the concepts of steady beat, tempo (slow/ fast), dynamcis (soft/ loud), rhythm (reading and speaking rhythms such as quarter notes and eight notes,) low vs. high, singing techniques, and notes on the scale (sol/ mi). They have also learned various terms such as coordination, staccato, piano, forte, largo, allegro, presto, and many more!
Donations appreciated!!
Donations appreciated!!
Any musical instruments that are not being used will gladly be accepted! Our students LOVE playing instruments, and they are eager to explore new ones! Please contact Mrs. Dahlstrom if you would like to donate! angelica.dahlstrom@leominsterschools.org
Karaoke Party!
Karaoke Party!
Students are currently working towards a karaoke party if they collectively earn 10 music notes as a class. Music notes are earned for good behavior and attentiveness to our classroom rules. Our karaoke party will allow students to sing solos or duets in a real microphone for their friends! The song choice is up to them! Please encourage them to practice if they are interested in singing!