Lewis, Cheryl (Music)

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Welcome to Music!

Cheryl Lewis and greyhound, Susie

Cheryl Lewis
cheryl.lewis@bcsemail.org

I am Cheryl Lewis, the music teacher at Fairview Elementary School.  My classroom is a wonderful place to be! During music classes, we sing, dance and play instruments as we learn about music from our community, our state, our country, and around the world. Students in Grades K-1 attend music classes for 40 minutes.  and Grades 2- 5 have 50 minute classes.  
 
At Fairview, we have Chorus for 3rd - 5th graders and a Percussion Ensemble for 4th and 5th graders that both meet after school.  You will find more information about these groups under the activities section of the school website.  
 
I graduated from Mars Hill College in 1990 with a degree in Music Education.  I achieved National Board Certification in 2002, and renewed that certification in 2012.  I am also certified in the Orff-Schulwerk elementary music process, Levels I, II and III. 
 
Fairview is a special place to teach because the Arts are a valued part of the school curriculum.   I often work with teachers on special projects that incorporate classroom curriculum with music, allowing students to make deeper connections to what they are learning.  

My classroom is the perfect place for all children to be successful.  In music, we sing, play instruments, and learn to be expressive while listening to and moving with music.  Creativity is encouraged, and technology is an integral part of the learning and creation of music that takes place in my classroom.  

Parents are always welcome in my classroom.  My students love to share the music they are creating with anyone who will listen!   I would love to have parents who play music or who have careers involving music  share their skills and talents with my students as well.