May 30, 8:30 am- K-3 Talent Show
May 31, 8:30 am- 4-6 Talent Show
Music at Green Elementary School is a program designed to equip the students with the skills necessary for musical understanding and enjoyment. Through active participation in the music making process, the students learn to:
· Read and notate music
· Listen to, analyze and describe music
· Sing and perform a varied repertoire of music
· Improvise melodies and variations
· Compose and arrange music within specified guidelines
· Understand music in relation to history, culture and the other arts
· Evaluate music and music performances
Students attend music classes 45 minutes twice each week. Music reading, singing, and instrumental playing are integrated to teach the elements of music. Small percussion, recorders (4th and 5th grades), and Orff melody instruments (xylophones and glockenspiels) are played in ensemble in a non-competitive atmosphere where one of the rewards is the pleasure of making good music with others. Performance opportunities are available to feature the musical talents of the students and showcase the learning that takes place in the music classroom.
Cheryl Goodwin is the music specialist at Green Elementary. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from Morehead State University (KY), her Master of Education from Xavier University (OH), Orff certification (Levels I-III) at the University of Cincinnati, and Kodaly certification (Levels I-III) at the University of North Texas. In her 11 years at AISD, she has won the campus Teacher of the Year Award three times, Bell Ringer Award, and a grant from the Foundation for Allen Schools. Cheryl and her husband Jim have two daughters: Jessica, a senior at the University of Alabama and Shannon, a freshman at Texas State University.