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March Is Music in Our Schools Month
Intro CopyWhile much emphasis is put on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in schools, STEAM, which adds the Arts back in is an integral part of a balanced curriculum. The arts can include a variety of subjects, and music is one that builds many skills like reading, writing, listening and math. Plus, learning how to play an instrument is an invaluable talent that nurtures creativity and can lead to even more opportunities later in life. March is Music in Our Schools Month with the theme "Music Inspires," so let's celebrate by highlighting the benefits of music education and sharing some music-related activities you can incorporate with your students. Why Music Education Matters here.
- Make a "Music Month" calendar, and suggest students dress for different musical eras. Play corresponding music as students arrive in the morning and at lunchtime.
- Sponsor a poetry or poster contest supporting the current theme for Music in Our Schools Month.
- Organize a talent show emphasizing music.
- Ask students to draw their favorite musical instrument.
- Have students create a music collage for the classroom using pictures of musicians and music cut from magazines.
- Ask students to list the ways music is a part of their lives.