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Re: music

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Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Mon, 1 Sep 1997 21:31:39 -0700

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Hi, Duffy......and other music lovers....
Middle school is the name of my game and I play music constantly in my
artroom. Kids have NO choice in kinds of music other than my big stack of
CDs. They can reguest a certain one of my CDs which they do freguently.
Personal favorites of mine have to be ENYA (Trees), Mozart, classical
guitar and especially ANTISCIPATION FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS. The first one
and the latter really settle them down and even affects the talking level
to "almost" nil.
I am the only person allowed to touch the radio/CD...which is
mine...penalty being dire, fatal consequences. There is no problem...kids
don't whine about the kind of music because they know the alternative is no
music...and I'm the only teacher who will play music in the school.

As a sideline....I DID have one mother tell me at a conference (child was
really disruptive in a classroom...any classroom) that her son didn't like
music in the artroom, that she thought there shouldn't BE music in the
artroom since it wasn't the music room, it was the ARTroom! That one just
FLOORED me! I started laughing because it caught me so unaware. I
apologized for laughing at her statement and she seemed content with that
but....honestly! Needless to say, it didn't stop my music!

Occasionally I will play 50/60's music and show them the
"stroll"...remember that? We do the stroll for 10 minutes and then it's
back to EXPECTANT MOTHERS.

Cya....................

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
Danville, California 94526
bkramer.ca.us


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