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Our musical for this year "Once Upon a Mattress" has been cast! 
Please see the file cabinet portion of this website for more information 
Note: The rehearsal calendar I have posted is subject to change if we need it to, so watch for edits! Please make sure you read and sign the actor/ stage crew agreements with your student, and turn them in!
The rubric that I will use for 5th grade is posted under file cabinet, along with the rubric for grades 6-8 and the note sheets we are working on in class. There is also a letter posted under newsletters for parents of students in grades 6-8. Please check them out!
Syllabi for K-8 are posted under file cabinet. Feel free to take a look :-)

Welcome to Ms. Walton's Class!

I wanted to take time to introduce myself, since I will be serving as your children’s new music teacher for the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Laura Walton. I am a New York State native, and grew up in a tiny small town about an hour and a half south of Rochester, NY. I began studying music in fourth grade, and by the end of high school decided that I wanted to spend my life providing children with the same musical opportunities that shaped me. 
I completed my undergraduate degree in Music Education at Syracuse University, and gained New York State music education certification serving children in grades K-8 as well. During my time at Syracuse University, I studied vocal jazz privately and sang in a select vocal jazz ensemble. I also was a part of the Syracuse University Marching Band. I have been living in New York City for the last year, where I began graduate study through New York University in 1-6 General and Special Education. During my time in NYC, I worked as a tutor for students who were struggling academically at a public school in China Town, and as a long-term substitute at a predominately Spanish speaking public school in Corona, Queens. While I am a choral/general music teacher, I also have taught flute, acoustic guitar, and African drumming. 
I believe that musical growth can not only increase self-efficacy and motivation in a student, but can also increase positive academic outcomes as well. All people can connect to music, and it is my goal to foster this connection for my students in such a way, that they can carry a deeper connection with music through the rest of their lives. 
I hope that August finds you all well, as we prepare for a new school year! I will keep everyone posted as I prepare for the school year, via my Edgartown school webpage. I am so excited to meet you and your children, and am looking forward to a wonderful year of music making together! 
Best Wishes,
Laura Walton


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September 23, 2017
Guitar Notes and Rubric .pdf

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September 23, 2017
Fifth Grade Rubric.pdf

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September 23, 2017
Musical Calendar and Agreement.pdf

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September 23, 2017
6-8 General Music Syllabus.pdf

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September 23, 2017
K - 5 General Music Syllabus.pdf

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