Monday, October 24, 2016

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Music Blizzard Bag!

Dear Students,

Find your work for the day using the tabs above; click on your grade level.  For Kindergarten to 4th grade, if this is your first time missing music class on a Blizzard Bag Day, you should complete the activities for "Day 1."  If this is your second time missing music class on a Blizzard Bag Day, you will have already done the Day 1 activities and should do the activities for "Day 2."  5th and 6th graders, be sure to read the special directions at the top of your page.

Band members, instrumental lesson students, and chorus members should click on their tabs if it is a band, instrument lesson (click the band tab), or chorus day.

iPad and other mobile device users:  You and your child may experience difficulties loading/playing the online musical sites and games I've posted throughout this blizzard bag blog if you're trying to use your mobile device.  Please click on the tab above called "iPad/Mobile Device Users" and take a moment to read the notice I posted there.  It is easiest to use a computer instead of a mobile device to access the online content on this page.

I will be online to answer questions in "real time" from 8:00-9:00am, and again from 12:30-2:30pm.  You can leave questions in the comment box at the bottom of any page, or we can chat using Google Chat.  I can also be reached on Skype today (during my "office" hours, and other times if you manage to catch me!) at my school Skype name kristinjohnsongwrsd.  If requesting to chat on Skype, please identify yourself by your full name in your chat request so I know who "cutiepie18" (etc.) is!  Also, please be sure to have your parent's permission to use Skype, ok?  If you have a question during a time I'm not online, feel free to leave your question here for me and I will answer it as soon as I get online again.  You can also email me directly (and more privately) at kjohnson@sau49.org.

GOOD LUCK!

Mrs. Johnson

Monday, March 21, 2016

March 21... Our first BBD?!?

Good Morning, Everyone!

Though we knew this could happen today, I was still a bit surprised at the last-minute upgrade from a 2-hour delay to a full day off and a Blizzard Bag Day (BBD)!

School-wise, I'm awfully bummed this means we're losing another Monday afternoon band AND chorus rehearsal.  Band students should make an effort to practice their instruments today (and fill in the quick sheet in your BB), and chorus students, I have managed to get all of our audio examples uploaded to the Chorus Practice Guide page.  The lyric sheet isn't ready yet, but at least you can listen today!  The good news is that 4 of 5 are full recordings - woot!

I can be reached on Skype today (during my "office" hours, and other times if you manage to catch me!) at my school Skype name kristinjohnsongwrsd.  If requesting to chat on Skype, please identify yourself by your full name in your chat request so I know who "cutiepie18" (etc.) is!  Also, please be sure to have your parent's permission to use Skype, ok?

Full directions for today's Blizzard Bag assignments, etc. are located in the post right below this one.  Have a good day everyone!  I'm looking forward to seeing your work!

Mrs. Johnson

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Music Blizzard Bag!

Dear Students,

Find your work for the day using the tabs above; click on your grade level.  For Kindergarten to 4th grade, if this is your first time missing music class on a Blizzard Bag Day, you should complete the activities for "Day 1."  If this is your second time missing music class on a Blizzard Bag Day, you will have already done the Day 1 activities and should do the activities for "Day 2."  5th and 6th graders, be sure to read the special directions at the top of your page.

Band members, instrumental lesson students, and chorus members should click on their tabs if it is a band, instrument lesson (click the band tab), or chorus day.

iPad and other mobile device users:  You and your child may experience difficulties loading/playing the online musical sites and games I've posted throughout this blizzard bag blog if you're trying to use your mobile device.  Please click on the tab above called "iPad/Mobile Device Users" and take a moment to read the notice I posted there.  It is easiest to use a computer instead of a mobile device to access the online content on this page.

I will be online to answer questions in "real time" from 8:00-9:00am, and again from 12:30-2:30pm.  You can leave questions in the comment box at the bottom of any page, or we can chat using Google Chat.  If you have a question during a time I'm not online, feel free to leave your question here for me and I will answer it as soon as I get online again.  You can also email me directly (and more privately) at kjohnson@govwentworth.k12.nh.us.

GOOD LUCK!

Mrs. Johnson

Friday, October 10, 2014

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Music Blizzard Bag!

Dear Students,

Find your work for the day using the tabs above; click on your grade level.  For Kindergarten to 4th grade, if this is your first time missing music class on a Blizzard Bag Day, you should complete the activities for "Day 1."  If this is your second time missing music class on a Blizzard Bag Day, you will have already done the Day 1 activities and should do the activities for "Day 2."  5th and 6th graders, be sure to read the special directions at the top of your page.

Band members, instrumental lesson students, and chorus members should click on their tabs if it is a band, instrument lesson (click the band tab), or chorus day.

iPad and other mobile device users:  You and your child may experience difficulties loading/playing the online musical sites and games I've posted throughout this blizzard bag blog if you're trying to use your mobile device.  Please click on the tab above called "iPad/Mobile Device Users" and take a moment to read the notice I posted there.  It is easiest to use a computer instead of a mobile device to access the online content on this page.

I will be online to answer questions in "real time" from 8:00-9:00am, and again from 12:30-2:30pm.  You can leave questions in the comment box at the bottom of any page, or we can chat using Google Chat.  If you have a question during a time I'm not online, feel free to leave your question here for me and I will answer it as soon as I get online again.  You can also email me directly (and more privately) at kjohnson@govwentworth.k12.nh.us.

GOOD LUCK!

Mrs. Johnson

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Welcome to the 2013-2014 Music Blizzard Bag!

Dear Students,

Find your work for the day using the tabs above; click on your grade level.  For Kindergarten to 4th grade, if this is your first time missing music class on a Blizzard Bag Day, you should complete the activities for "Day 1."  If this is your second time missing music class on a Blizzard Bag Day, you will have already done the Day 1 activities and should do the activities for "Day 2."  5th and 6th graders, be sure to read the special directions at the top of your page.

Band members, instrumental lesson students, and chorus members should click on their tabs if it is a band, instrument lesson (click the band tab), or chorus day.

iPad and other mobile device users: Please click on the tab above called "iPad/Mobile Device Users" and take a moment to read the notice I posted there.  Otherwise, you/your child may experience difficulties loading/playing the online musical sites and games I've posted throughout this blizzard bag blog.  It is easiest to use a computer instead of a mobile device.

I will be online to answer questions in "real time" from 8:00-9:00am, and again from 12:30-2:30pm.  You can leave questions in the comment box at the bottom of any page, or we can chat using Google Chat.  If you have a question during a time I'm not online, feel free to leave your question here for me and I will answer it as soon as I get online again.  You can also email me directly (and more privately) at kjohnson@govwentworth.k12.nh.us.

GOOD LUCK!

Mrs. Johnson

Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Blizzard Bag Day 2 to everyone!

Since it is another Friday, most all of you will be doing the Day 2 activities today.  When you click on the tab for your grade level, the Day 1 activities will still be at the top of the page, but if you scroll down a ways (past the Day 1 activities), you will find the activity for Day 2.  As always, I'm available from 8-9 this morning, and I'll be online again from 12:30-2:30.  I'll plan to promptly answer any comments you leave during these times, or you can start a google chat with me if you log into your gmail account.  At ANY time, feel free to leave questions/comments here on the blog or send me an email (kjohnson@govwentworth.k12.nh.us), and I'll answer them at the above times or when I'm able.  Good luck, and enjoy the snow!

Mrs. Johnson

P.S. If any of you will be accessing one of the musical websites as part of your assignment, remember to use a COMPUTER, instead of an I-pad or other mobile device.  Tablets and mobile devices have had trouble loading the listening components on those pages.  Remember that there is always a paper version if you run into too many technical difficulties. ;-)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's a Blizzard Bag Day!

Dear Students,

Find your work for the day using the tabs above; click on your grade level.  For Kindergarten to 4th grade, if this is your first time missing music class on a Blizzard Bag Day, you should complete the activities for "Day 1."  If this is your second time missing music class on a Blizzard Bag Day, you will have already done the Day 1 activities and should do the activities for "Day 2."  5th and 6th graders, be sure to read the special directions at the top of your page.

Band members, instrumental lesson students, and chorus members should click on their tabs if it is a band, instrument lesson (click the band tab), or chorus day.

I will be online to answer questions in "real time" from 8:00-9:00am, and again from 12:30-2:30pm.  You can leave questions in the comment box at the bottom of any page, or we can chat using Google Chat.  If you have a question during a time I'm not online, feel free to leave your question here for me and I will answer it as soon as I get online again.  You can also email me directly (and more privately) at kjohnson@govwentworth.k12.nh.us.

GOOD LUCK!

Mrs. Johnson

P.S.  If you need some musical inspiration today, Ethan will play his recorder for you!