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    Erik Peterson
    Email: epeterson@asd5.org

    Greetings! My name is Erik Peterson and I teach General Music Kindergarten through fifth Grade at A. J. West & Stevens Elementary Schools. I am very happy to be working with your student but miss seeing all of my students at school regularly. 

    Welcome to our online general music classroom. Teaching online is new to me as online learning is new to you. However, online learning is now necessary as we make plans to meet life goals and continue your musical education.

    My primary concern is to meet the needs of students and parents while demonstrating enthusiasm for teaching music performance, presenting attractive learning opportunities and by being a kind and caring human being. I am working to help Aberdeen K- 5 students by practicing good listening skills, I am learning how to improve my online teaching skills as I learn student interests. I am learning software application limitations/capabilities, the number of students participating by grade level and will use flexible scheduling to meet student needs.

    The services I offer to my students may change or adapt over time but I will work to establish a routine students and families can depend upon.

    Starting Tuesday, April 14, 2020 I will be working Monday – Thursday using Zoom. Zoom is an online classroom I invite students to attend primarily using email. However, you should be able to get online by copying and pasting the really long Zoom link into your web browser. You can do this if you have a friend email the link to you. I am happy to help you start attending music sessions and I am excited to grow participation. I plan to email Zoom session information to my students in the morning before class with the link to that days’ session.

    Student Instructions: What to do Now. When you email me to participate please include the name of your school, classroom teacher’s name, your first and last name and your grade level because I am keeping records on student participation. I will sort out students to fit in the following groups at times listed below and classes meet on Monday or Tuesday.

    Grades K-1: 9:00-9:30 am.

    Grades 2-3: 10:00-10:30 am.

    Grades 4-5: 1:00-1:30 pm.

    Class attendance one day, Monday or Tuesday, is what I am asking for. You select the day that works best for your schedule each week. Both classes have the same Zoom.us invitation link. Just let me know your grade level and I will email you an invitation.

    Supplemental classroom times based on student needs are available, just email me if you want more individualized attention and I will send you an invitation to be in a small zoom group.

    I am working via internet and regularly check my email <epeterson@asd5.org> My hours are from 7:00am-4:00pm Monday through Thursday.

    If you are interested in musical activities and research right now please feel free to go to the NAfME web site. NAfME has a large, professionally run website with many options for individual student interests available right now.

    If you have questions for me, please email me. If you have a need to talk to somebody I am happy to set up Zoom meetings so I can talk to small groups of students on line during my office hours.

    Please feel free to let me know anything that I have missed that would be helpful to you or anything that is not clear. When you email me please include the name of your school, classroom teacher’s name, your first and last name and grade level.

    Thank you for attending general music class with me! I am so happy to be your teacher! Stay healthy.