Mrs. Arnold

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Contact Information

Contact Information:

Tina M. Arnold
Telephone: 215-679-3424
Email: tarnold@upsd.org


Office Hours: By appointment only

Background

I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May of 1999 with a Bachelor's of Science in Music Education. In the fall of 1999, I began my teaching career as a substitute in the Upper Perkiomen School District and continued until the fall of 2002 when I was hired as a full time teacher at the Upper Perkiomen Middle School. I taught the Middle School Bands for nine years, helped out with the Upper Perkiomen High School Marching Band, and taught the Middle School Orchestra for three years before being moved to general music at Hereford Elementary where I teach music to all students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth.

I am a member of the Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA) and currently serve on the Executive Board as the treasurer for Districtr 11. Throughout the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years I have also worked on the Upper Perkiomen School Districts Steering Committee.

When at home I spend time with my husband Nathaniel and our two children Andrew and Colin.


Class Announcements

Be Respectful!

Be Responsible!

Be Safe!

Be Kind!

Try your very Best!!

Assignments & Supplies

Assignments:

All music activities and projects are done in the music classroom.

If an assignement is graded it will be posted in the Skyward system.

Sneakers are recommended.

Supplies:

Students are not required to bring supplies to music class as they are provided.

Boxes of tissues are greatly appreciated.

Class Songs

DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOW GHOST?


Some of the songs that we will sing to, dance to, and add instruments to throughout the school year are:

* Marching Rhythm * Eleven-Eleven * Bye-Bye Baby Tooth *

* Oh, Happy Birthday! * Apple On A Stick *

* I'm A Little Ghost *

* Hey Jack! * I Bought Me a Bat * Something Went Bump * We Will Jingle * I Want to be an Elf

* Dreidel, Dreidel * Snowman Jump* George Washington Powdered His Hair *

* This Candy has Words * Little Leprechaun *

* Ten Little Bunnies * A Hard Boiled Conundrum * Ladybug in my Soda *


Useful Links

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/

San Francisco Orchestra: http://www.sfskids.org/

New York Philharmonic: http://www.nyphilkids.org/

Music Tech Teacher: http://www.musictechteacher.com/

Classics For Kids: http://www.classicsforkids.com/

PBS Kids: http://pbskids.org

Sphinx Kids: http://www.sphinxkids.org/

Favorite Videos

Standards & Curriculum

PDE SAS Curriculum Framework:

https://www.pmea.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Curriculum-Framework-for-Music.pdf


MENC: The National Association for Music Education and the nine National Music Education Standards:

  1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
  2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
  3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
  4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
  5. Reading and notating music.
  6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
  7. Evaluating music and music performances.
  8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
  9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Find out more information about the music standards and their origin:

An Example of comparing the National Standards with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for the Arts and Humanities:Pennsylvania Standards for the Arts and Humanities:

MENC’s National StandardsPennsylvania’s State Arts/Humanities Standards
1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts
3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts
4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts
5. Reading and notating music.9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.9.3 Critical Response & 9.4 Aesthetic Response
7. Evaluating music and music performances.9.3 Critical Response & 9.4 Aesthetic Response
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.9.2. Historical and Cultural Contexts
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.9.2. Historical and Cultural Contexts
MENC’s National StandardsPennsylvania’s State Arts/Humanities Standards

PA State Arts and Humanities Standards:

9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts
9.2. Historical and Cultural Contexts
9.3 Critical Response
9.4 Aesthetic Response

Direct location of PA Standards and online resources: