Music PLT Meeting 8th Nov 2017

Elementary Music Participants:

Laura Bates of Greenhurst

Beth Tarter of Roosevelt

Sheridan Steffler of Park Ridge

Tony Bradshaw of Lake Ridge

Sara Neddo of Centennial

Laura Broderick of Snake River

Amy Olsen of Reagan

Barbara Rodenhiser of Central 

Diana Hale of Willow Creek

Adriana Sene of Endeavor

Nicole Keller of Owyhee


Missed Today:

Bill Weaver of Iowa 

Renee Corvo of New Horizons


  1. We are thoughtful, positive, sharing members of the music PLC.
  2. We are deliberate with our time and considerate of other’s time.
  3. We are focused on our common goals for our students and for our pedagogy. 


Opening movement from Amy Olsen

Orff Workshop Share from Diana Hale

Jerry's Halloween Book

Move around while teacher is singing the song. Move to match the words.  Now pretend to be zombies while teacher is singing the song. Anyone have ideas of how to move? Ghosts! Okay, move like ghosts. (teacher sings song). One more idea. Okay, cowboys.
Everyone is just giving out candy. How can this be? Those fools! (click click)
Just thinking of that candy makes my eyes light up and my mouth begins to drool.

Now, you'll be in charge of singing "How can this be? Those fools! (click click)
Then, you'll sing "and my mouth begins to drool.

Ostinato (Osti NEDDO!):
Please, let me have some candy.

Random selection groups of Ostinato and singers.

Then take to instruments, perform in rondo form, after taking rhythm and putting a melody on it.

Book Share from Tony

Process of picking books:

Books that have repeated sounds: The Robot Went...

Books without any words: The Bee and Me
Beyond just rhyming.

Books with the songs we are learning: First Noel.

The Sound of Silence video Tony made:

Advocacy/Respect for Program 

Pictures and videos of what we are working on to send to teachers in the building.
This could also be put online for community to see.
Years at the school can help. Be a support and do favors for other teachers.  Understanding and also share how there are lots of things on my own plate.
Swapping jobs happened a few years ago and gained lots of empathy.
Inviting kids to joining in.  
Owning the performance songs as examples of what we are working.
Oo and AAH about what they are working on to emphasize.
While they have high stakes testing, we try to understand that they have piles and piles of work.  We also help them understand that they can't hold students to retake a test during music time.
Not okay to be late
BAT- Building Administration Team (Has one from each grade level, principal, and one from paras pros, specials).  This is not a leadership team.
Goal: Make myself so valuable that they would miss me if I was gone.
March: Music In Our Schools Month. Bulletin Boards, Why we love music?, 
Bulletin Idea: Do you know our staff? (question staff and put random facts about them to uncover and discover which staff had music)

Ideas For Assessing Performance Standards 

Tabled for next time.

Next Meeting: 
December 13th, 2017 at Centennial