Welcome!

Hello parents and students!

My name is Betsy Austin and I’m the upper elementary music teacher at UAS. I’m so excited to meet all the new and returning students, and start our journey as developing musicians! We have a lot to look forward to in music this year! Inserted below is a tentative schedule for the 2017-2018 grade level concerts:

Grade 3: Monday, February 12, 2018 from 8am-9am

Grade 4: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 8am-9am

Grade 5: Monday, March 19, 2018 from 8am-9am

As most of you may know, the elementary school has a new rotation schedule for specials. I will see each grade  every day for 4 weeks at a time, and will rotate through. I am starting the year with 4th grade, then will be moving to 3rd grade, and finally 5th grade (and one lucky 1st grade class). A schedule for this rotation will be posted on this blog in the near future for your convenience.

As a final note, I have received a few comments about recorders and when students should be bringing them. We will be delving into our Recorder Karate system (HIYA!) in our final rotation. I will give plenty of notice (in the form of blog posts, letters home, and verbal reminders) for when they need to bring recorders to school. As of right now, they can be left at home.

Please don’t hesitate to send me an email or comment on my blog if you have any questions. Also, please subscribe to this page. I’ll be posting weekly updates on what fun things are going on in the classroom and what to look forward to in the coming weeks. It’s going to be a great year in the music room!

-Ms. Austin 🙂

baustin@uasdubai.ae

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