It is January Composition Month in Elementary School Music!

DSCN3084Pre-K-5th grade are busy working on their very own rhythm or melodic compositions alone or in groups. Students are working hard on their compositions and will perform them for their classmates. Parents can listen to the compositions on Portfolio Day in March.

Julie Kryk, a singer and songwriter from Canada came last Friday to write songs with Grades 3, 4 and 5. Julie has visited us twice in the past few years and wrote the School Song and the Friendship song with ES Students.

Grade 3 wrote a song about “Lucky the Lion.” Grade 4 wrote a new cheer for the school DSCN3104pep rally’s. Grade 5 wrote a song about “Teamwork.” The children were recorded singing their song and Julie will mail the cd to Mrs. Knauf in a few weeks once it is re-mastered in Canada.

By Sarah Knauf, ES Music teacher