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Resources From the Burbank Art, Music, and PE Teachers

Dear Burbank Families,

Below find letters from our specialist teachers Mrs. Pond, Mrs. Hayashi, and Mrs. Crow. They have worked with their departments to prepare resources for you and your children to enrich your time at home. Because many of the resources shared our teachers are and will continue to be digital, please reach out to me if your child needs assistance accessing the internet, or needs a device to take advantage of the tools we offer and suggest.

Be sure to scroll to down to read Mrs. Crow’s letter!

Mr. Okie

Dear Students,

We miss you and hope that you are healthy and safe at home during this unexpected time off from school. Included below are some ideas and digital resources to help you continue to explore your creative side. We hope you will find these activities engaging and meaningful. None of the assignments listed are required, this is simply a way for all of us to stay engaged in our learning and creative thinking together. We would love to see what you are working on: a video, a drawing, a journal. Feel free to snap some pictures, take some videos, and email us! We can’t wait to see your process and products!

As we navigate this "new normal," please remember that we are thinking of you and your family, and we are always here for you. We will be checking emails daily and our office hours will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00am-11:00am. We will be online and available to work with you during those hours, but want to hear from you and see your work whenever. It is important that we all stay connected!

We miss you and look forward to returning to our classrooms soon!

Creatively Yours,

Mrs. Pond

Ms. Hayashi,

K-4 Visual Art Resources

Grab a pencil, pen, or other art materials you have and create from any of these prompts:

  • A treasure map.
  • An imaginary planet.
  • Draw something without taking your pencil off of the paper.
  • Botanical Study: Find a flower or plant from nature. Study it carefully before drawing and draw it large-scale (fill your paper). Color your drawing if you have supplies available.

Digital Resource:


If you have an Instagram or Twitter, please follow me! I will occasionally post more ideas and resources as I come across them.

K-4 Music Resources

  • Berlin Philharmonic Free Streaming: Watch a wonderful orchestra play a piece of music with your family!
  • Take a Lesson with Little Kids Rock: Check out this website if you are interested in learning to play body percussion, compose a song, or perhaps play an instrument you have at home.
  • Musical Storybook Classic: Watch a narrated story with musical themes representing each of the characters. Peter and the Wolf is a music classroom favorite. Runs about 27 mins.
  • Rhythm Randomizer: Click on the rhythm shown and it will automatically change to a new random rhythm. Chant the rhythm on rhythm syllables, bah, or play on an instrument (recorder, drum, violin, etc.)

Hello Burbank Families!

I hope this email finds everyone healthy and safe at home. I wanted to reach out to say that I have been thinking about you all and miss seeing your smiling faces each day at school. I know the world seems a little crazy and confusing at the moment but I am here for you during this time of need. The elementary Physical Education department and myself have been collaborating on creating various ideas and resources for you to stay active and healthy at home. Below is a link you use with your family and with others online as you practice social distancing. As time goes on and we create more resources they will definitely be sent along to you. If you have any questions on the resources or want to send an email saying hello please feel free to do so. I have set aside the time of: 9:00-11:00 am Monday through Friday to be available online to answer any questions/emails.
I can be reached at:

Stay happy and healthy,

Mrs. Crow

Burbank Physical Education

Belmont PE Resource Link

posted: March 23, 2020 by webmaster
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