• Welcome Blue Buffalo


    Ms. Tracy Smith

    General Music K-8

    B.F. Grady Elementary School


    I hope everyone has had a wonderful year so far!  We are using instruments that can be sanitized quickly and easily, including maracas, boomwhackers, bucket drums, and more. We are learning to read and create rhythms and melodies.  We are singing, too!   The middle schoolers are reading music and singing.  You can tell that there is always a lot going on!  :)

    Now, a little about our classroom....


    Students will need to bring the following materials with them:

    • a pencil with an eraser,
    • scissors,
    • a glue stick, 
    • and crayons, coloring pencils, and/or markers (whatever they have for their regular classroom).  
    • a pencil with an eraser,
    • a 1 subject notebook, and   
    • at least one pack of the following:  crayons, coloring pencils, markers, or Sharpies (student/parent choice).

    It is fine for them to use the same materials that they have for their regular class.  You do not have to buy multiples of items. 


    Our class rules are:

    1.  Show respect to yourself and others at all times.
    2.  Do not eat, drink, or chew gum in class.  *They may have bottled water in class.
    3.  Use good words. *We use music terminology and kind, respectful words.
    4.  Follow directions when given.
    5.  Leave the junk outside. *Junk is anything that holds us back from being our best.  My older students know all about the drama that is not allowed to come through my door.  :)

    Middle School classes will use Canvas for their work.  

    Student grades are based on class participation and classroom assignments.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  The school phone number is 252-568-3487.  My email is trsmith@duplinschools.net.  


    This is my daily schedule:

    Planning:          7:50 - 8:25

    1st Grade:        8:30 - 9:15

    Kindergarten:   9:20 - 10:05

    4th Grade (M, T, W, F) and EC (Th):     10:10 - 10:55

    5th Grade:       11:00 - 11:45

    2nd Grade:      12:10 - 12:55

    6th Grade          1:00 - 1:45 (2nd Semester Only)

    3rd Grade:         1:45 - 2:22    

    8th Grade:         2:25 - 3:05 (1st Semester Only)

    7th Grade:         2:25 - 2:55 (2nd Semester Only)


    Thank you for supporting our students and the Cultural Arts. We have many talented students at B.F. Grady.  I love to see them grow and succeed.  Have a great year! 







Last Modified on February 18, 2022