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Music education at Lewis provides a well-rounded, whole child approach for grades K-5. There are extended music opportunities beginning in 2nd grade with piano keyboarding and the use of midi keyboards. In 3rd grade students can join recorder club. 4th graders have the opportunity to join a string ensemble to learn violin in a group setting. 5th graders can join concert band and audition for the Orff performance band (Boomin’ Beats) that plays xylophones, metalaphones, and percussive instruments.

Music lessons for all grades incorporate both Orff and Kodaly methods of music instruction. The Orff method involves singing, clapping, dancing and instrumental work for children to create their own music. The Kodaly method uses voice as the primary instrument and draws from authentic folk music and composed works through sequenced instruction to develop children’s skills and capabilities.

Summer Reading

summer reading Play the Summer Reading game June 13 - August 31, 2014 Play the Summer Reading game June 13 - August 31, 2014 any Multnomah County library Reading suggestions The Library has created made lots of reading lists for kids and for teens, broken down by grade level and more. The Summer Reading program is made possible by The Library Foundation with generous support from our sponsors. Registration information will be sent home this week.

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Throughout the year we will be highlighting favorite books selected by our staff members...


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Title: Charlotte’s Web Author: E.B. White Staff Member: Mr. Colvin

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"Before the movie, before the cartoon, was the book. The book and I are about the same age, having both arrived in the early 1950s. I was in fourth grade in Mrs. Stansell's class in Gold Beach, Oregon and she read several novels during the year, but the one that hooked me was Charlotte's Web. I have read it to every class I have ever taught since I started teaching. Plus I read it to my own two kids when they were around 9 or 10.

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