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Music

The music classroom centers on experience with rhythm, singing, moving, playing, listening, and evaluating. From kindergarten through fifth grade, all students will have opportunities to experience music in many different ways. Music is a cumulative curriculum, allowing students to master skills through each grade level. Elementary school is the perfect place for preparation that is broad yet comprehensive, leading to the larger goal of participating in middle school and high school programs, should they choose. For those who simply come to music during elementary school, the benefits are many. “Young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive music training. Musically trained children perform better in a memory test that is correlated with general intelligence skills in literacy, verbal memory, visiospatial processing, mathematics, and IQ.” (Dr. Laurel Trainor, Prof. of Psych, Neuroscience and Behavior, 2006)”

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Here at Hopkins Road Elementary School we have offered some of the following extra enrichment activities to our students.

Song writing contest
Chorus
Dance Team
Drumming
Performance Acting
After School Video production
    • Sound recording
    • Lighting techniques
    • Green Screen Techniques