New Year, New Mindset!

Welcome back to another great school year! This year, I hope to encourage my students that growth comes with hard work and effort, which is why I love this awesome bulletin board about growth mindset for musicians. You can find it here on Teachers Pay Teachers.



We also have a Fisher student participating in the Greater Richmond Children’s Choir this year, and they are always on the lookout for other students to participate. Check out the flyer below for more information.



Back to School…Again!

Welcome back everyone! I am so excited to begin another school year at J.B. Fisher Elementary! I’m still holding it down in Room 204, with one exciting new addition to the classroom this year….a big, beautiful, new rug! Check it out:


I’ve updated our upcoming events page for all of the great performance opportunities that we have coming up this year for our students.

I am also excited to share that the VA Opera will be at Fisher on Tuesday, September 27th at 9:30 a.m. for a performance of Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Dr. Glenn Winters. We also have a 3rd grade field trip to the Richmond Symphony coming up next month. Stay tuned for more details!

Welcome Back!

We are back in action and  it is just wonderful to hear the stage filled with music again! Here are some photos of what we have been up to so far!

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3rd Grade students are ready to receive their recorders this week after taking a quick pre-test to find out what they remember from last year. The results of the pre-test inform me which things we need to focus on this year to be certain the students meet SOL 3.1, which is all about reading music!

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Each grade level also learned the music classroom rules song during the first week of school. My friend and fellow music teacher, Ms. Tillack composed the rule song this summer, and I thought it would be a great way to kick off the year! Here are some 5th grade students playing our Orff Instruments to accompany the rule song. Ask your child about the names of the three different Orff instruments they are playing in the picture!

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