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December PTA 
The December PTA meeting will feature the Moates Choir as well as Pictures with Santa. Parents are invited to bring ther cameras, cellphones, and/or electronic devices for a photo opportunity with their child(ren) and a special guest, Santa Claus. 

First Semester
All students have been working with small percussion instruments, such as triangles, tambourines, wood blocks, sand blocks, maracas, and finger cymbals. Students will also soon be playing mallet percussion instruments (xylophones and metallophones). Students in grades 1-2 are exploring reading and writing 4 beat rhythm patterns. Students in grades 3-5 are exploring patterns with quarter notes, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes. Grades 3-5 are also practicing reading music staff notation. 


Quaver Music 
We are using a new curriculum this year called "Quaver Music" . It is a web-based curriculum, allowing us to add more technology to the music class. We are excited to learn the new songs and participate in the activities Quaver Music will provide. 
Quaver Music was purchased through a generous donation by the DeSoto ISD Education Foundation. (Update Note: As of 11/18/16 the new curriculum has not been received.)

Music Room Guidelines: "The Quaver Five"
1. Be safe.
2. Be polite.
3. Be cooperative.
4. Be responsible.
5. Be kind.

Moates Elementary utilizes the "CHAMPS" system for classroom procedures. The acronym stands for "conversation - help - activity - movement - participation - success."