Welcome to Music at Hayes Elementary!
Mrs. Peterson - Music Specialist
Planning time: 11:25-12:15
About Mrs. Peterson? Originally from Wisconsin, I obtained my Bachelor of Music degree from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with an emphasis in vocal performance. My passion is singing, playing the piano, playing the French horn, and teaching kids. My family moved to Texas in January 2013. I am so excited to start my 6th year teaching at Hayes! When I’m not at Hayes, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two boys (Kameron, 18, and Ethan, 15), and my cat, Cricket. My hobbies include reading, traveling, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. I look forward to making music with all of the Hayes Hawks!
Why music? Katy ISD believes that education and engagement in the arts: Strengthens individual learning across all curriculum disciplines by providing practical application and creative synthesis application of reading, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics.
Classroom? In music class, students will learn essential musical concepts through the use of singing, listening activities, movement, playing instruments, and other hands-on experiences.
Grade Level Programs? All 4th grade and 2nd grade students will participate in a grade level program. Fourth grade will perform in November, and second grade will perform in May. More information will be sent home with the students.
Choir? Each 5th grade student is invited to participate in the Soaring Singers choir which will meet every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 3:15pm. The Soaring Singers choir is open to all 5th grade students who love to sing! The choir will have performing opportunities at school and throughout the community. Look for more information to be sent home with your 5th grade child regarding this wonderful opportunity.
My Belief? Music gives kids…..
M – Motivation to always strive for excellence
U – Universal language to express themselves
S – Self-confidence and self-worth
I – Intellectual development to learn other subjects
C – Connections to other cultures