How will this blog hop benefit you?
#1. Getting to Know You
We want a chance to get to know you! Understanding our current and past experiences helps us to form stronger professional learning communities, and we'd love for you to be a part of it!
After you're finished with the hop, you can enter a giveaway for your chance to win tons of teacher goodies that are sure to make you smile! Simply leave a comment on this post with an answer to the highlighted question at the bottom of this post. Then, do the same at each blog hop stop. When you reach the end of the blog hop, you'll be able to enter the giveaway for your chance to win!
What state/region you are in?
I live in the southeast area of Houston, TX. I grew up in this general area and went away to dusty, dry west Texas for school and came back to work here.
What is your background education/experience?
I have a bachelors degree in music/voice with an "all level" certification, I am also certified to teach general ed classroom grades 1-6. And in 2004 I completed a masters degree in Educational Leadership with a principal's certificate. I have 27 years of teaching under my belt. Boy have things changed in 27 years!! ...Blogs didn't even exist back then.
Over the years I have taught elementary music in four different schools within two school districts. The last two have been brand new buildings that I was fortunate enough to get to help open. That was fun!
I had a wonderfully kind, energetic and fun music teacher growing up. Her name was Kay Harris and we did a lot of singing in music. I have two memories from music class. One was going outside to sing pop songs at the end of the year. Mrs. Harris would gather up her cassette recorder, (ha ha yes times have changed!) make recordings of songs from the radio that we could sing with and type up word sheets so everyone could follow along.... Then we'd go outside and sing fun songs, you know like "Top of the World" and "He's got a Ticket to Ride."
There will be no commenting on the era of music history in which those songs were popular!!
(Cough Beethoven Cough)
Here is the song... I found it on YouTube after all these years.
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