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    Name: Palmer Batson
    Email:Palmer.Batson @slps.org
    Room Number(s): 102
    Subject(s): PreK - Elementary Vocal/Instrumental Music
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    Teacher Message: I can not believe that I have been here at Hodgen for seven years now!  I have some very fun activities for all of you that might be getting a bit bored.  I will attach this sheet for you to look over.  Hang in there, we WILL get thru these trying times!!
     Now that we are finishing our second week of online learning, I have posted my daily schedule so that you can see when I am available to answer any of your questions. 
    Monday - Friday -  available from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  (Plan Time/Lunch)  afternoon schedule is available from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  You can contact me several different ways:
    1) Class Dojo
    2) Here on this web page
    3) Microsoft Teams
    I check these three daily as well as being online in the Hodgen Teams room. 
    Last reminder to our scholars:  for you older ones, once you have completed my assignment, PLEASE either take a picture of your written answers and upload them on the assignment page, or just  upload that page.  I really am curious how you are doing and seeing if you are understanding what I am teaching you.  Please be safe!
     This is my 41st  year of teaching, with this being my seventh  year for the St. Louis Public Schools.  I received my Bachelor's in Music Education Degree from VanderCook College of Music in 1977.
    My Master's Degree is in Educational Administration and I received this degree from Lindenwood University in December of 2006.
     Assignment:  After watching the videos on the brass section, you will need to:
    PreK - 1st -  Draw a picture of the brass instrument you really liked.
    2md - 6th - Answer the following quetions:    1)  List the four brass instruments you watched. 2) How do you produce a sound on a brass instrument?   3) Which brass instrument uses a slide to produce differnt tones?  4) How many different trombones are used in "The Trombone Meets the Bumble Bee?

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    Miss Mary Mack

    Tinikiling for our older kids


    The Academic team has created enrichment packets to encourage continuous learning among students of all grade levels. These packets are available at meal distribution sites, and they are posted online at www.slps.org/keeponlearning