Santa Clarita Elementary Blog for Parents

Dear Parents,

Welcome to your Weekly Report Blog!

Here you will learn about all that we have covered with your wonderful children during the week. This blog is updated weekly. Please check periodically for the updates.

Please note: NO REFUNDS are issued after the program has started and no make ups or pro-rate are offered if a child misses a class.

April 18, 2018 - GUITAR  -- The Santa Clarita guitar class met this week for another great class. The students reviewed songs using the notes E, F, and G on the first string, taking the opportunity to perform for one another. They learned the difference between half notes and quarter note rhythms and incorporated those into some new songs to create more rhythmic variance and interest.

April 13, 2018 - SPANISH -- Today we learned how to count from 11-20 while also tracing out how to spell numbers 11-20. The students were also given a worksheet where they could draw and color. They had to match pictures with numbers that were written in Spanish. Students were also given new Spanish folders where they could keep all their work saved.

April 11, 2018 - GUITAR  -- The guitar class at Santa Clarita Elementary met again this week after a week of spring break. The students reviewed simple and familiar songs using fret numbers, such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “Hot Cross Buns.” The students were given an introduction to music notated on a staff and learned the notes E, F, and G on the E string.

March 30, 2018 - Spanish - The Santa Clarita Elementary students met for their first class session. We started the class off with everyone introducing themselves by simply saying "Hola, me llamo" meaning 'hi my name is.' They also worked on two other worksheets, one that involved them tracing out how to spell each of the numbers in Spanish, and the other involving a quick review where they had to match the Spanish number with the correct amount of animals shown in the images. Students were then given a chance to color each of the animals whichever way they would like allowing them to expand their creativity as well as learning something new. The first class went really well, but each students learns at their own pace.

Please allow your children to study the worksheets for a few minutes a day so that it stays fresh in their memory for the next class. Thank you very much! Hasta Luego!

March 29, 2018 - GUITAR -- The Santa Clarita Elementary guitar students met today for their first class of the session. They learned about holding their instruments, tuning, and how to play correctly on the strings. They also worked on playing familiar tunes using fret numbers. Their homework for next week is to prepare pages 16 and 17 in the guitar method book.

Please remind your children to take good care of their equipment as it is sensitive.

Please keep in mind that since this is a group class, and every student learns at the pace of the group, it is expected that some children may be faster than others in learning.  In this group class we all work as a team, so the faster students get to help their study partners.

Please note:

We do offer private, one-on-one music lessons in the comfort of your home. So, we suggest to continue your children’s training with one of our outstanding instructors so they don’t have a long gap between lessons, and therefore hinder their progress.

Thank you very much.

Oksana and Staff

www.oksanaschoolofmusic.com


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