Mrs. Kalmar, Patterson Primary School
I teach Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade students at Patterson Primary School. At Highland Middle School, I also teach the Fifth Grade students. I attended Geneva College where I recieved my Bachelors of Science in Music Education. I look forward to a great year of making music with the students at Patterson!
All students at Blackhawk Primary Schools receive 40 minutes of General Music instruction once every four days. Learning is experiential and includes active participation in music through singing, moving, playing instruments, and listening. Principles and practices of the Kodaly, Dalcroze, Feierabend, and Orff-Schulwerk methods of music learning are used. Cross-curricular connections are made to other content areas through the use of art, technology, and children’s literature. At this level students are learning to identify and use the building blocks of music. Experiences at the Primary level will prepare the students for further study of music in the district and beyond. Most importantly music encourages community and cooperation providing an environment in which students can grow and learn together.
Patterson Primary School will have their Spring Concert on April 27th, 2020. The concert will take place at Blackhawk High School at 6:00pm.
Links to the Music Curriculum