McGraw Elementary

An IB World School

Mallory Harrison

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About Me
What I like about teaching is...: 

helping kids find something they're good at; showing kids how music is amazing, fun, and instilling an appreciation for music in their souls during these precious early years.

What I like about my school is...: 

the kids! They're awesome, caring, kind, respectful, ready to learn, and just rock in general.

Hobbies and interests include...: 

exercising, reading, watching movies, going to touring Broadway shows in Denver, and doing anything in the sun!

My favorite book is...: 

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.

Something most people do not know about me is...: 

I am a master at spider solitaire.

My favorite quote is...: 

If you can not teach me to fly, teach me to sing! ~J.M. Barrie

My Classroom
About My Classroom: 

<p>McGraw uses the best music education practices through the study and implementation of visionaries <span data-scayt_word="Zoltan" data-scaytid="1">Zoltan</span> <span data-scayt_word="Kodály" data-scaytid="2">Kodály</span> and Carl <span data-scayt_word="Orff" data-scaytid="5">Orff</span>.&nbsp; <span data-scayt_word="Kodály" data-scaytid="3">Kodály</span> believed in using folk songs of the native tongue&nbsp; to create a sequenced comprehensive musical training through singing including the use of <span data-scayt_word="solfége" data-scaytid="8">solfége</span> with moveable do, <span data-scayt_word="Curwen" data-scaytid="9">Curwen</span> hand signs, reading and writing rhythms, using <span data-scayt_word="Cheve" data-scaytid="10">Cheve</span> rhythmic syllables, ear training, movement, and performance.&nbsp; <span data-scayt_word="Orff" data-scaytid="6">Orff</span> believed in the use of instruments and sounds, movement, and creation to create a balanced education.&nbsp; He emphasized the use of speech (rhymes and chants), <span data-scayt_word="unpitched" data-scaytid="11">unpitched</span> percussion instruments, mallet instruments, body percussion, and exploration.&nbsp; Through extensive study and training, the music teacher at McGraw use the visions of both <span data-scayt_word="Kodály" data-scaytid="4">Kodály</span> and <span data-scayt_word="Orff" data-scaytid="7">Orff</span> to give their students the best musical training.</p>