Songwriting, Storytelling & Self-Expression
Songwriting, Storytelling & Self-Expression

Electric Guitar

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Time keeps moving on

The University Park 5th grade (class of 2023) were curious, fun loving and concerned about the next phase of their lives and moving on to junior high.  They wanted to write a meaningful song and loved to dance. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”33″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”240″ thumbnail_height=”160″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”1″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”0″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show slideshow]” template=”default” … Read more

We’re gonna fly

Manor Heights ‘wanted to rock’ and was insistent that we include the electric guitar and standard drum kit.  The 5th grade (class of 2023) developed spring fever early in the year and was ready to fly the coop.  This excitement came out in the writing groups and they nailed it in WE’RE GONNA FLY. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”35″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” … Read more

Nature is change

This is the give-a-damn statement for the project that appears in the excerpt box

These Are My Streets

The premise was to connect the two elementary schools who share Project MOST and write a shared song.  Participants from both schools met each other for the first time on March 16, 2016 at the John Marshall gym for a kick off concert and information meeting. Following the assembly, each school worked with the i2i? … Read more

What You See

Innovation takes Energy There is no energy shortage at Woods Learning Center. The ideas, conversations and ponderings float in every space of the campus. ?The 6th, 7th and 8th graders decided that innovation takes energy, wanted to incorporate multiple themes within their song, play the instruments themselves, design their own album covers and convey an … Read more

Daydreaming

Daydreaming to Innovate The University Park 5th grade is a playful group who made the case that great innovation often starts with a daydream. This group resonated with the drums. Beyond creating lyrics and melody in their writing groups, University Park recorded many of the beats using non-traditional percussion from found objects.   Project Timeline … Read more

Bold Changes

  Adapt to Innovate The topic of duct tape stories was a recurring theme during our initial Oregon Trail 5th Grade writing sessions, which led to the concept of adapting to innovate. There is a sense throughout the entire Oregon Trail campus that nothing is impossible and that there is a work-around for all issues. … Read more

The Cajon Project 2013-2014

The i2i? Caj?n Project was a collaboration with the University of Wyoming Technical Education program, NCSD Discover and Sagewood Elementary School. The UW/CC Technical Education students constructed the caj?ns with the 5th grade students.  After construction, students worked with musician Inda Eaton to write, record and perform the original work.  Jeffrey Smith, a member of Inda?s national … Read more