Saturday, June 6, 2009

End of the Year? Nope, It's Just the Beginning!

Last year we packed our bags, squashed our fears and embarked on a quest, a virtual journey that took us beyond the borders of the classroom and to the far reaching corners of the Earth. This year is about experiencing life through the moves of music.

Kindergarten will keep it simple as their little ones boot scoot and boogie into school on a Country beat.

First Grade will do the bump and hustle as they master reading and math in the glow a sparkling Disco ball.

Second grade will face the bright lights of Broadway and show their talents to the musical Showtunes.

Our Resources will hit the high notes like the masters of the everlasting Classics.

Third Grade will synthesize all learning styles into a sound as smooth as Carribean rhythms.

Fourth Grade will know their skills so well that they’ll be able to improvise like the great Jazz musicians.

And Fifth Grade won’t stop without Rockin' N Rollin' us all year long!

Imagine one person banging away day after day on an instrument trying to play a symphony. Imagine trying to make a piano sound like a guitar or a trombone like a flute. Imagine trying to figure out the melody when you should be playing harmony. H.E. Luccock said, "No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it." It takes skilled musicians who have studied, and continue to perfect their craft working together to put each note in just the right place so that the sounds blend together into something so moving that the listener is changed forever. Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination,and life to everything. Next year at Chets Creek Elementary we’ll be orchestrating a symphony of student success. So join our Learning Conductors as we work on tuning our instruments, reading the score perfectly, moving our musicians to deliver each note with just the right timing and put together a beautiful masterpiece the likes of which no one has ever seen or heard.

Chets Creek Elementary: Orchestrating a Symphony of Student Success!


Mrs.Mallon & Mrs. Dillard said...

Once again you outdid yourself. The luncheon was wonderful,the letters written were beautiful, and the awards given well deserved. Looking forward to the boot-scoot next year. Thanks for making learning, teaching, and growing at CCE a "concert" of enriching experiences. MM

Anonymous said...

Wow Susan! Chip and I love the movie! Yesterday was magical. What a great theme - you are wonderful for spotlighting the arts. We are lucky to have you. Thank you for making our jobs fun! - Karen Morris

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Phillips,
This year is going to be one of the best years thanks to all of your hard work. The movie is spectacular, I've never seen anything like it. I'm excited to go into Jazz next year and my brother is bursting with excitement to go into Country. You look really pretty in the movie.
Love, Sarah Morris

Melanie Holtsman said...

Awwww, Sarah's comment was so sweet I hate to follow it!

As always, I am so proud to be working at Chets Creek when I sit in the end of the year luncheon. You have led a very large group of people to be like a small family. We truly care and celebrate each other! Your speech was amazing, as always!

I cannot wait to explore a year of symphony. It's not the pieces and parts that make us, but the beautiful whole. Thanks for thinking big and imagining our next steps bigger and better than we could ever dream!

Mrs. Lauren Skipper said...

Awesome job once again! It is sure to be another amazing year filled with sweet music!

Anonymous said...

Once again the end of the year was magical. I always leave the luncheon proud to be a member of this amazing group of people that make up the Chets Creek Family. I am so excited about the upcoming theme. I think this may be my favorite theme yet. Can't wait for next year, with you leading the orchestra.

Cheryl Oakes said...

Susan, I was delighted to read about your 'end' of the year celebration, which seems to me to not skip a beat and rolls right into next year. Kudo's to you and your musicians! I will be waiting and watching your sounds.
Cheryl Oakes