ELEMENTARY ENGAGEMENT GUIDE

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020

WORD OF THE DAY:

Expression: (noun) the process of making known one’s thoughts or feelings.

I was confused by his expression.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

-JOHNNY CASH
HEALTHY SNACK:

Drum Sticks

For today’s snack you only need two ingredients. Pretzel rods and jumbo marshmallows.  Simply push a marshmallow onto the pretzel stick and make music.   Enjoy!

 

CAREER OF THE DAY:

Music Journalist

Think about your favorite articles in XXL or Billboard and you’ll get a good sense of what a career in music journalism entails. Whether reporting on music-related news or producing longer form editorials, the life of a music journalist is varied and interesting. Pieces cover a range of topics, including forthcoming albums, tour reviews, interviews, or news within the industry. In order to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in the industry, music journalists attend social events such as release parties and concerts, and rub elbows with notable individuals in the process.

Education: No formal education is required; however, a degree in English, communications, journalism, or history can be helpful.

Salary: On average, Music Journalists earn approximately $40,700 per year. The salary range for Music Journalists runs from $26,000 to $76,000.

For more information check out: https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/arts-humanities-careers/music/

CHALLENGE OF THE DAY:

Today’s challenge: Song Charades!

Basic Rules of Charades: Begin with a bowl of song titles. In turn, each player draws a slip from the bowl and acts out the phrase shown using hand signals and body motions but no spoken words. Players then try to guess the title. The player giving the correct answer is given a point. You may wish to use a timer to keep rounds short and succinct.

When playing with a larger crowd, divide into teams before playing. If a team does not guess the song title correctly within the time limit, the other team can try to guess the phrase and steal the point. The player or team with the most points wins the game!

Here are some song titles to get you started, but feel free to use your favorite song titles, or your family’s favorites, as well!

Old Town Road – Lil Nas X

Break My Heart – Dua Lipa 

Rockstar – DaBaby

Outwest – JACKBOYS & Travis Scott

Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

Baby Shark – PinkFong

The Box – Roddy Ricch

Happy – Pharell Williams

Let It Go – Frozen

PARENT RESOURCES:

Parents, do you have a hard time getting your child to complete their chores? This week we are focusing on music. Many teachers and specialist use rhythm and music to help children remember words, how to solve math problems, and to learn scientific formulas.

Music can also help kids remember when and how to do their chores.

Hand washing song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY8kTjw_OZI 

Cleaning your area song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJhXVg2QisM 

Brush your teeth song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKhuBGL6eDs 

Just for parents song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqINyTcEX6c 



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