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Dubois Elementary School

120 South Lincoln Ave
Springfield, IL 62704


October 1, 2009

Music is off to a great start. This year we are trying a few new ideas such as response journals, composition notebooks, and a performance at every grade level! I am very excited about all of these changes, especially the performances! Watch your child's Tuesday folder for information about these special dates! 5th grade students are currently working on composition folders. Writing music is an excellent way to express personal
feeling and emotion. It builds math and language skills as well! We have started composing basic rhythms for single rhythm instruments, but by the end of the year, our folders will be full of polyrhythms and melodies!

All fifth grade students should have turned in a 2 pocket folder with prongs for their composition folder. If they have not done so, please send it in as soon as possible. If you ever have any questions, please call the office or
e-mail me at: jryan@springfield.12.il.us.

Musically yours,
Jennifer Ryan