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Posted by: Therese LaLonde Published: 12/12/17

Calendar of Events:

 

Monday 12/11: 10 Days of Giving continues all week

 

Tuesday 12/12: 7th and 8th Grade Girls Volleyball game @ Guerneville: 7th at 4:15; 8th @ 5:15 PM

 

Wednesday 12/13: 7th and 8th Grade Girls Volleyball game Brook Haven: 7th at 4:00; 8th at 5:00 PM  

 

Thursday: Twin Hills Winter Concert starts at 6:30 PM 

 

Friday: Spirit Day! It's Twin Day.

 

The Middle Years - Working Together for School Success

 

Musical Learning*

 

Most tweens love listening to music. Use your child's interest to boost learning.

 

1. Be a critic. Suggest that she write reviews of favorite songs. She could bring songs to life with similes, or figure of speech that compare two things in an interesting way. Example: "The upbeat tempo is as thrilling as a roller coaster ride."

 

2. Think like a songwriter. Picking out the main message in the lyrics - the theme - will give your middle grader practice with a key reading skill. What message does the songwriter want to share? Invite your tween to search for songs with similar themes. 

 

3. Find the math. Ask your child to choose a popular song. Can she detect a pattern in the lyrics (verse, chorus, verse) or the rhythm (say, the drumbeat)? How many times does the pattern repeat?

 

*resources for educators, 2017