Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sharpen The Saw!

Have fun at home with your friends and family singing Christmas carols.  Here are the words to the songs we sang in class.    Enjoy your break.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's Concert Week Everyone!

This week we have been working altogether in the gym rehearsing as large groups to prepare for our concert.  Grades 3, 4 and 5 will perform with the Lincoln Choir as well.  The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. at OHS.  Directions and concert maps can be found on the "Winter Concert Page"

Information for the Lincoln Choir can be found on the choir page.
We are having a great time making music and are fortunate enough to have 3 music faculty perform with us.  Mrs. Sorenson will be playing flute, Mrs. Guenther will be playing clarinet and Mr. Zastrow will be playing electric bass for the choir,

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hi everyone,
Thanks so much for your patience as I have been out ill for much of this month so far. My voice is returning and it is time to prepare for our concert!
Grades 3,4 and 5 have new things to practice on your pages!  So much to memorize, but remember, We can do hard things!


Hi Everyone,
It's been awhile since I updated the blog. I have been gone much of this month due to illness and being voiceless-but we are on track now!

It's concert time again.  You will find the words to your songs (grades 3, 4, 5 and E2) on your blog pages.  Have a friend join you and work on memorizing your songs!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Our new building is coming along......won't it be nice to make music without desks and tables....Ahh...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Our students are just great! 
While we are waiting for the music room be built class is being held in their classrooms.

You all have been such a help moving my tools/materials to and fro all over the building.

Most of all you are creative and patient problem solvers and have helped create space and organization ideas to keep the music making happening.

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's A New School Year!

We have a new classroom.....(almost) as it is still under construction outside Lincoln.  It should be done later sometime this fall, so until then-I will be coming to the classroom for music!
It's annoying-but we can do this, we just have to be a flexible and creative~
Find your grade page for fun and learning!
Here's our Day 1 Video
(last year's classroom's picture-didn't want to use a picture of the
hole in the ground for our  new one!)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Sorry I've been remiss in posting!

The concert preparation got away from me!   Kids you were amazing! I am so proud of you-
Watch yourself on the net!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Welcome Back from Spring Break!

Grades 1 and 2 have begun learning their concert music.  On Tuesday, May 6th Grades 1, 2 and the Lincoln Choir will be performing in a concert on the OHS stage.  

Check out your class pages and practice your songs at home!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What does quarterback Tom Brady have in common with conductor Alan Gilbert?
Watch and be amazed!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

All City Choir of Awesomeness!

Last night our 27 of our Lincoln Choir members performed with the All City Choir on the OHS choral concert.

They were amazing! (of course) Click on the link below to see the concert.  The All City Choir performs about 35 minutes into the program.

 Link To All City Concert

Friday, March 7, 2014


It's March! (on the calendar anyway)

This week report cards are going home.   Students' self assessments will go home with their report cards for the trimester.  Students and parents are encouraged to compare self assessments with the music portion of the report card.    I am so pround of the progress that has been made this trimester.
We have achieved all of our learning targets even when we have missed 5 days due to snow! Lincoln students really stepped it up-

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Snow has delayed my blog posts~

There's plenty of going on in the classroom (when we have school that is!)

Check out the 5th graders with their new games.  
One is from Poland and the other is a rhythm game we play with Egg shakers.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It's conferences this week!

Take time to share your Trimester 2 Music Targets and your Habit 3 and 4 goals with your parents. They are in your conference folders or data notebooks.

How many of these targets have you already reached?  Celebrate!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Renee Fleming famous opera singer sang our National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday.  She is the first person to sing it live
 (no lip syncing) in over 15 years.
This is an example of extreme Awesomeness

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

What's new this week....

All City Choir begins today and will rehearse for 9 weeks and then culminate with a concert on 3/18/14 with the OHS Choirs.  We have 24 fifth grades students from our Choir representing Lincoln School.   This year's directors are Mrs. Sue Bowcock, Mrs. Jessica Dant and Ms Paige Moon.

Friday, January 10, 2014




When: Saturday, January 11th, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  OHS Auditorium

Why:  All proceeds go to Music Boosters Owatonna (right back into the Music programs at our schools!)

What: Enjoy musical entertainment from students-Mile 5, OHS Dinner Ensemble, and many more! (and STAFF) as well as Bad Tangerines, Silent Auction, Costas candies, Starbucks coffee!!

Tickets: Available from MBO members, Kottkes, Tone Music ($10.00 adult/$5.00 student)

Monday, January 6, 2014

It's a New Year-Here's what's new in music!

Starting this month-
Lincoln Choir begins January 14 in the Lincoln Gym 2:30
All City Choir for select 5th graders begins January 16 @ OHS Choir room 2:50
Trimester 2 learning targets are available on
Learning Target Page