Now, this quote is way over the heads of most of my kiddos, but I love the thought behind it. I was born with somewhat of a travel bug, and I absolutely love learning about different cultures and places, and I love traveling too. I've lived in 4 different countries and now 5 different states, and have traveled to Europe, Africa, Asia, and a lot around the USA, Canada, and Mexico. We're planning lots more trips, because my hubbie likes to travel as well! Anyway, there is just a wealth of songs from other cultures that I would love to use with my students, so I used this quote, and the idea of the flags on the border, to come up with the theme "Music Around the World." Not too original, but much more to the level of my kiddos.
My school went under extreme renovation this summer. They added a whole new office/teachers lounge area and several new classrooms - including a brand new music room! I have more space than I did last year, for which I am very grateful. It's still not quite big enough if I want to do folk dancing or something with especially my upper grades, but we have a large room called the flex room I can reserve for those times. Well, it seems that many schools in my district went under renovation, so on the first day of school, they were still not quite done with my room.