Name: Becky Kerns
    Grade / Subject: K-6 Music
    Welcome to Music!
    Music class is a fun and exciting place where we can discover and learn about music.  We listen, collaborate, sing, move our bodies, and play instruments.  The music classroom is equipped with many tools to help us in this discovery.  There are numerous classroom instruments, a Smartboard, and Yamaha keyboards.  These are all fantastic resources that aid in music education.  We are very fortunate to have these in our school.
    STEAMA in the Music Classroom
    The STEAMA initiative plays a very important role in the music classroom.  Students learn about music with regards to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Agriculture.  Some examples of how we can do this are:  through creating our own instruments, talking about math in composing music and rhythms, learning the science of sound as well as many other wonderful higher order thinking activities.  Students make connections with music and other content areas, which enables them to become more well rounded thinkers and learners.  Applying the things they learn in the Music classroom with regard to STEAMA helps them to see and understand how all areas are connected in some way.
    Global Music Education
    At NDE students are focused on learning about many different cultures throughout the world.  This learning is also extended through the music program.  Students are exposed to music from many other cultures, including:  China, France, Africa, and Mexico, just to name a few.  In the music classroom, students listen to music, learn songs in other languages occasionally, and learn about dance and instruments within other societies and cultures.  Sometimes, students even get to play instruments that have origins from other countries throughout the world.  This exposure allows students to become well-rounded, diverse learners.    
Last Modified on May 30, 2023