Gust Elementary


A big thank you to all the families that came out to support their students in the 2nd Grade Spooky Music program this past week.  They all did a wonderful job! Keep a lookout for future programs coming your way.

ECE students continue to work on rhythm in understanding that rhythms have short and long sounds.  They have played instruments, noticed rhythms in stories and moved to different rhythmic patterns. The newest notations symbols they have learned are notes (sounds) and rests (silences).  

Kindergarten and 1st grade are also working on rhythm.  Kindergarten is putting into practice quarter rests and 1st grade is learning about quarter notes and eighth notes that make short and long sounds with various songs and games in class.  Kindergarten is also starting to learn what a solo is and practicing performing different solos.

Our violin students have been progressing through songs receiving different colored “belts” hanging from their scrolls as they proficiently perform a song.  Please be sure to have your student arrive on time so they don’t miss out on important instruction and practice with their peers. Those who have been on time have been making the most progress by taking advantage of their time in class.  Please know that I greatly appreciate the dedication and time you are making to allow your students to come before school to play violin. It is a joy to work with them.


Mrs. Doerksen