Mrs. Shepard's Music ūüéĶ Class

Mrs. Kristen Shepard

Hicks Elementary

Music Educator & Choral Director

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10:50am-11:40am

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Phone: (972) 350-4124


Music Minutes Newsletter  

May 20, 2024

TIMBERWOLF Musicians

Hello Timberwolves!



About Your Teacher:

My name is Kristen Shepard and I am so excited to be your child’s Music teacher!   This year begins my 15th year of teaching, and 4th with LISD.  I’m just as excited now as I was when I first started my career in education.  

The University of Oklahoma is my alma mater, and I’m a big Sooner fan.  Some of my favorite things are spending time with my family, traveling, and singing with the Dallas Symphony Chorus.


Please note the following important dates/information.


FMLM Results!!


First of all, I am so proud of all of you!  You studied and your hard work paid off!  Congratulations to you on this wonderful achievement!

 

Here are the results!

 

Gold Medal Winners ‚Äď 100%

Audvik Agarwal

Rylee Bridges

Gabriel Cordova

Samantha Cordova

Sophia Lou

Joules McQuigg

Swastik Raturi

Saskia Tinnen

Daphne West

Lucy West

 

Silver Medal Winners

Aakash Meghani

Abriela Moren

Rose Nemeh

 

 

Bronze Medal Winners

Emily Block

Kelvin Garmon

Violet Jenkins

Emma Zavala

 

 

Ribbon Winners

Abhiram Adapa

Arjun Adapa

Margaret Bourgeois

Linnen Renner

Joshini Sakthithasan

 

 

5th Grade Multiple Choice

Arjun Adapa - Ribbon

 

All students will receive a music certificate and those who received a medal will also receive a rating certificate .

 

You should be so proud of yourselves!!  So glad you participated and I hope you enjoyed learning about these 12 composers.  Students will be given awards in regular music classes



 

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TIMBERWOLF TREBLE CHOIR!

THEY EARNED A SUPERIOR RATING AND OUTSTANDING GROUP OF THE DAY

AT SUNFEST CONTEST LAST WEEK!  pictures below


All grades learned about the composer, Aaron Copland last week.

5th Grade

Bucket drumming, recorder review, Bingo.


3rd Grade 

Bucket drumming, recorder review, Bingo.


4th Grade

Bucket drumming, recorder review, Bingo.



K-2 Grades


Review of music games -4 corners, circle games.



CONGRATULATIONS TO Kindergarten for a WONDERFUL  program entitled "Our Favorite Songs" on March 27, 2024 at 6:30pm in the gym.  CALL TIME is 6:00pm in the music room.  THESE KIDS ARE AMAZING!   We had trouble with the sound system going off and on=, but it didn't bother them!  They sang the majority of their program a cappella and it was great!  So proud of them!  Pictures attached.



MARCH MUSIC MADNESS  - The Winner for the School is Walk the Dinosaur by Queen Latifah!


PARENTS - PLEASE REVIEW THE LOG ON INFORMATION FOR CANVAS.  ALL grades have a canvas course and songs for the musicals are in canvas - wirh and without voices (accompaniment) for them to practice at home.  The sheet music is also included so you may print or review at home.  The students need to memorize the words.  


I have created an Amazon Wishlist for those of you who wish to donate to our classroom needs/wishes. 

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/G0LSYP0LFTIB?ref_=wl_share


 

Donations are greatly appreciated as we are often in need of different supplies throughout the year.  There are some books listed that would benefit our music classes as well.  Scholastic has some books, but not a lot that specifically address music and composers.  

 

THANK YOU TO THOSE PARENTS WHO HAVE SENT IN DONATIONS OF BOOKS, AND OTHER MUSIC ITEMS THROUGH MY AMAZON WISH LIST!  Your support is AWESOME and APPRECIATED!!


Parents - If you play piano and have experience accompanying groups or play other instruments please let me know.  There may be a volunteer opportunity for you!


It has been a fantastic year of making music with you!  ALL students and parents should check the Hicks Elementary website, Enrichment, Music on a weekly basis to see updates for music class and after school music activities such as Choir Ukulele Club, FMLM, etc.  ALL students and parents should also look in the music course for their grade level on a daily/weekly basis to stay current with assignments and  current learning goals.  Instructions are listed below on how to access your child's canvas music course.  This is very important in order to stay caught up and current in music class.



To access your child's canvas course from the LISD website from at home computer: Go to LISD, L-Hub, enter login and password.  Each course is labeled by grade - Music 1, Music 2, etc.

Click on the grade's course.  Once in the course, click on Modules, My Resources.  Under the My Resources tab is where your student has access to study materials, such as songs we are learning. 


ALL students will need to remember their login and password information in order to log into canvas.  I am only able to show them how to navigate my course or other apps once they are logged into their accounts.


The 4th and 5th graders take their ipads home so should be able to login on their own.  They have been shown, but they will need their login and password to access my courses.  3rd grade  has been shown as well, but don't take home their ipads.  As always, they should log on to canvas with adult supervision.  K-2 can log in as well with a parent and these instructions.  All grades have been shown how to access Canvas Music Course.


Students should be logging into their Music Canvas Course and using resources available to them.    Students should also be logging into Quaver music curriculum and checking out all the wonderful resources under Student Dashboard.


All grade levels (K-5) have a Music Course in Canvas and access to Quaver.

All should be able to be accessed at home on a home computer, as long as the student knows their login and password.  I am told this is through classlink and is their i-station username and password.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN HICKS AROUND THE WORLD NIGHT!  THE BOOTHS WERE WONDERFUL AND IT WAS SO NICE HEARING ABOUT EVERYONE'S CULTURES AND SAMPLING FOOD!



Thanks!!  Enjoy your week!


Mrs. Shepard

Hicks Elementary

Music Specialist


Pictures!

FMLM Awards!

4th Nine Weeks Noteworthy Students!

Choir Awards - Certificate and Blue Ribbon!

4th Nine weeks Class Pictures!

Timberwolf Treble Choir Earns Superior Rating AND Outstanding Group of the Day!!  WAY TO GO!!!

Strikz Bowling and Laser Tag!! 

FMLM CONTEST APRIL 20, 2024!!

April 13, 2024 - Frisco Roughriders Game!  Choir sang The National Anthem!

Dinosaur Museum April 12, 2024!


Third Nine Weeks Noteworthy Students!  



Principal Awards Presented to Elliana Gebremeskel and Natalia Albritton for Music Class Excellence!


Honor Choir  Pictures! 

 Congratulations to Maliah Ross, Morgan Erickson and Kaitlyn Erickson on a wonderful performance!

Hicks Around the World!!  CONGRATULATIONS!  Amazing Event!


Teacher Recognition!  THANK YOU!

3rd Grade Symphony Field Trip!  WOW!  So Much Fun and AMAZING Students!


Kindergarten Program Pictures!

Drum Circles!