On Friday afternoons, we focus on music. Miss Cindy, a BC certified music teacher who is known for her innovative techniques of combining games and stories to teach children music, leads the charge. Cindy has her ARCT from the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music and uses Orff and Kodaly methodologies combined with folk songs to engage and inspire the children.
Miss Cindy brings a wide variety of instruments from xylophones to gongs, guiros to glockenspiels. The children learn to appreciate and respect the instruments and treat them not as toys, but as mediums for expression and learning. Basic theory and principles are taught through rhythm while the children are encouraged to create their own sounds, songs and musical games.
Through the music program, the children are exposed to different cultures and sounds; they gain confidence and control while learning to work not only as a team but also in positions of leadership.
This blog tracks recent highlights from Block 8 Academy. It includes events that occurred during care time as well as special events attended by students and their families.