Saturday, 20 June 2015

Coming to an end...

With the 2014-2015 school year coming to an end, I just wanted to take a moment to wish all the families at Robert Browning a wonderful summer.

To my Grade 5 students, I wish you all the best in middle school! Remember to always do your best and good things will come your way. Please come back and visit, I'll miss you!

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Les 8 fantastiques!!!

Les 8 fantastiques, our school's environment and sustainability leadership group, has entered Canadian Geographic's Classroom Energy Diet Video Challenge! 

Please vote for our video that we created to promote youth energy awareness. You can vote every day, once a day, until April 24. We could win a prize of $2,500! 

To vote and watch our video, please visit

Thank you for your support!

Welcome Back!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Spring Break. 
I am happy to report that I am back for one final week! 
Friday, April 10th will be my last day. 
I am pleased to welcome Mme Barb Trawon who will be replacing me while on mat-leave. Please give her a warm welcome.

I have truly enjoyed getting to know all the students this year 
and I look forward to coming back near the end of 
next school year to continue where I left off.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015


A lot has been happening in the Music room since my last post. 

Kindergarten: Students have learned how to identify a simple rhythmic pattern using a ta, titi and shh.  They have also explored how to create these rhythms on different instruments. 

Grade 1: Students have continued to explore simple rhythmic patterns and can identify them visually or through listening activities. They have also continued to explore our "Solfège" Family and are looking forward to meeting a new member really soon. 

Grade 2: Students are exploring a unit called "Carnival of Animals". All pieces are written by Camille Saint-Saëns, a famous French composer. Each piece is written for a particular animal in mind. The students have had fun guessing which animal belongs to each piece. 

Grade 3/4/5: Students are progressing nicely on their recorders through our Recorder Karate program. Students are also working on a unit called "STOMP". In groups, they are making their own "STOMP" creations which we will be filming this month. 

CHOIR: Congratulations to all choirs members this year. You have all worked extremely hard and it shows when you are performing on stage. 

Congratulations to the Grade 5 choir, who recently sang at the Winnipeg Music Festival and received a Silver for their work. 

Best of luck to the Grade 3/4 choir, who will be performing, Tuesday, March 10th. 

Friday, 6 February 2015

Music Celebration

Don't forget that next Wednesday, February 11th, both choirs will be performing as part of the Divisional Music Celebration Week. 

Where: Sturgeon Creek United Church
Time:    3/4 choir: Please arrive at 5:00pm and we sing at 5:30pm. 
             Grade 5 choir: Please arrive at 5:40pm and we sing at 6:10pm. 
Why: To help prepare us for our performance in the Winnipeg Music Festival in March. 

Students, if you are wanting to take a look at the words to the songs, please visit the Choir tab on the home page and it will take you to them. 

Hope to see you all there. 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Peter Pan Jr.

Monday January 26th, students from Grades 3, 4 & 5 had the opportunity to watch the Divisional Musical Theatre production of Peter Pan Junior. The show was great and truly displayed all the amazing talent in our school division. 

BIG congratulations goes out to our 5 École Robert Browning 
students who participated along with 9 of our former students. 

Bravo to all!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break with their family and friends.  Here's quick look at what's going on in the music room over the month of January. 

Kindergarten: We will begin exploring note values such as "ta, ti-ti, and shh". Students will learn how to identify them aurally and written. 

Grade 1: Students will have the opportunity to explore different instruments this month and create musical soundscapes.

Grade 2: We will focus on improvising and also continue learning about the Orchestra. 

Grade 3, 4 & 5: We will be very busy learning 2 new pieces of music that we will be singing at the Winnipeg Music Festival later on this year. We will also continue with Recorder Karate. 

Boomwhacker Clubs: The Grade 5 students are invited to participate in our weekly Boomwhacker Clubs where we are learning popular tunes such as "Pink Panther" and "Star Wars". 
Boys meet Tuesday from 12:25-1:05pm and Girls meet Wednesday from 12:25-1:05pm.