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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Joy Tunes (Third Grade)

As you know, the third grade has been learning the recorder in music class.  I'd like to remind parents (and students!) of the importance of practicing at home.  Students should be aiming to practice 5 times each week.  Each practice session can be as short as 5 minutes, or up to 30.

In music this week, we have started spending some time using a website called Joy Tunes (  This site is a great way for students to practice through recorder games.  To play, you need a computer with a microphone (most laptops have built-in mics).  You can also download the free app if you have an iPad (

You will need to make an account so the student's progress will be saved.  Here's how to do it:

Go to, and click "Play for Free"

Next, make a username, password, and type in your email address:

Click "CONNECT" to allow the site to access your microphone:

Now you're ready to play!  Have fun :)

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