Mrs. S. Salmon - Music, Band, & French
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Music is taught to all classes three periods per cycle.
Orff and Kodaly methodologies are part of each lesson incorporating singing, playing instruments, listening, movement, & dance.
Students take part in performances including: Christmas Musical (Drama, Chorus, Choreography) and Gladstone Music & Arts Festival (Choir, Orff, Action Songs)

Beginner and Junior Band

Band is taught on Days 2 & 4 (two hours per cycle for Gladstone, Plumas, and Langruth students). Beginner Band is a required subject taught to students in their first year of band usually beginning in Grade 6. Junior Band is an optional subject taught to Grade 7 & 8 students in their second and third year in the band program.
Students take part in performances including: Christmas Concerts, Gladstone Music & Arts Festival, Spring Concert, and Year End Band Concert.

Suggested Music Websites:
New York Philharmonic Kidzone
San Francisco Symphony Kids
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids
Classical Net
Happy Note games
Gamequarium Music
Creating Music
PBS Kids Jazz
Music Express
Classics for Kids
Arts Alive
The Alliance for Arts Education in Manitoba

Grade 5-8 Choir
Choir takes place on Day 6, at lunch recess. Extra practices take place during the month of a performance in preparation for performances.
The choir performs at various venues including: Remembrance Day Services, Christmas Concert, Gladstone Music & Arts Festival, and Spring Concert.
Conductor: Susan Salmon / Accompanist: Sherry Hanna

Although I do not teach French this year, I am keeping the links for those who would like to connect to some good websites.
French is taught at least three periods per cycle.
All students are expected to speak French during class.
Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM) Language Learning is incorporated using gestures, drama, and music.
Activities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French are part of each class. Special holidays and cultural events are observed as well in French.

Suggested French Websites:french.jpg
Digital Dialects
BBC French
Crickweb French
Language Guide
AIM Language Learning
French for Life
Canadian Parents for French or Canadian Parents for French - Manitoba
The World Speaks French
About: French
Language Canada