Welcome to Signal Hill Strings Class!!

I'm so glad you are here!   I'm Mrs. Ransdell, and you can reach me through my e-mail address:  [email protected]
Strings Office Hours (On Zoom):  Fifth Grade - Tuesdays 12-1:30pm   /   Fourth Grade - Thursdays 12-1:30pm
Strings students can share their performances via Flipgrid - check out the Useful Links tab for directions on how to log into Flipgrid.
Be sure to check out the Files and Documents tab to download and learn music for your instrument!

Here is a copy of the weekly e-mail (sent on Friday, May 1):
Dear Parents and Students:

I hope this e-mail finds you well!

Just a reminder that I have Office Hours for Strings students through Zoom on the following schedule:

  • Springwoods: Monday from 10-11:30
  • Signal Hill 5th Grade: Tuesday from 12-1:30
  • Rockledge: Wednesday from 10-11:30
  • Signal Hill 4th Grade: Thursday from 12-1:30.

The students who participate will receive a bonus S+ to replace any missing assignments from the first three quarters of the school year, which will raise their final grade for the year.

The participants requested that we do a musical activity each week during my office hours.  This past week, students went on a virtual field trip to Berlin, Germany to see the Berlin Philharmonic perform.  This coming week (5/4-5/7), we will explore music by Alternative Style Strings groups, including The Piano Guys, 2Cellos, Lindsey Stirling, Apocalyptica, Jay Unger, and more.  We will also discuss and try using special effects on String instruments.

Additionally, our class Flipgrids are still live!  I have truly enjoyed watching my students’ outstanding posts, and I hope to see more great performances and thoughtful responses each week.  I will post a few more activities today, 5/1.  Feel free to complete these at your leisure!  Any response or post will earn the student an S+ to apply to any assignment from the first three quarters and will raise the student’s final Strings grade.

If you need the code or link for Zoom or Flipgrid, or if you have any questions or comments, I’m here for you through e-mail, as always.  ([email protected])

Have a great weekend, and I hope to see you next week!

~Mrs. Ransdell

Strings Teacher

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