Welcome to Ms. Benson's Music Site
Hoover (Tues, Wed, Fri), Webster (Monday and Thursday)
Music - It's More Than Just Singing and Dancing!
school improvement goals focus on student writing. For many years now I
have been researching the connection between music and student
literacy. Believe it or not, reading skills actually start with the
outdoor play of very young children. Through play, children learn to
balance, improve coordination, learn to adjust their gaze (as opposed
to a fixed gaze which is obtained through video games) and be fluent in
crossing the body mid-line.
Musical phrasing and
patterning further reinforces reading and writing. It also has a
profound influence on speaking! Students will complete a fair amount of
writing in the music room, in a variety of methods.
isn’t just singing and dancing anymore. As a teacher, I have worked
hard to find ways to connect musical skills and concepts with
standardized testing goals.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with your child this year.
If you need to contact me, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org