Dickins. Friday, March 2, 2018

Dickins. Friday, March 2, 2018

Meet Dickins!

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I came across this craw fish yesterday morning. Emma and I were outside, and I was pushing her in her little tikes blue car. I looked down at the end of the driveway and saw this creature staring up at me. Any time I come across a straying animal and David is not around, I always rescue/capture them to show him later. He loves animals! (Once I rescued a turtle crossing the street and put it in a box for David to play with after school. After a couple days the poor turtle somehow escaped from his box in our back yard and was never seen again.) David was impressed when he found that there was a tiny lobster in the garage yesterday after school. Yes, he called it a tiny lobster! 🙂 He is also the one who came up with the name Dickins! So Dickins was played with yesterday afternoon. This morning when David went to check on Dickins he was no where to be found. I told David he was probably berried in the lump of grass and dirt we had for him in his container, and that we would find him after school. I took David to school and Emma and I made our usual morning walk. I was pulling in the driveway and the garage door was raising up for our entrance. I looked and there was Dickins limping across the garage floor! I took pity on him and returned him to his natural habitat! I hope David isn’t too upset when he finds that Dickins has returned to the wild! 🙂

 

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This is Beethoven’s Piano Sonata number 9, Op. 14, no. 1. I have been staring at this music a lot lately and thought I would share with you. I love Beethoven’s Sonatas! He composed thirty two of them. One of my life goals is to play all of them at some point. So far I have played Numbers 8, 9, 10, 14, 17,18, 20, 23, 25,27,30, and 31. I only have about twenty more to learn! Ha! I have also been working on a couple of Chopin waltzes. I’m pretty fond of his music too! I happen to love pretty much all the music of the romantic composers. Beethoven is the composer that bridged the gap between classical and romantic style music. He was able to composed sturm und drang into his music in ways that had not been done before. The piano was also being innovated into the instrument we know today during Beethoven’s time.

Check out my  Student Worksheets page! I’ve uploaded some more activity sheets!

I should go practice now!

PK

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