My name is Cheryl Kaski and I am the music teacher at East Shore Leadership Academy. I am the instructor and coordinator for the Accelerated Classroom Enrichment (ACE) program and will introduce and run Student Council this school year. Music classes will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. The ACE program will meet on Thursdays.
Our Music curriculum is always changing as we continue to incorporate Modern Band. Grades K-2 will explore music this year through song, rap, movement, listening, and basic instrumentation. Grades 3-8 will also explore music through song, rap, some movement, music listening with a focus on Modern Band instrumentation including keyboards, guitars, drums, electric bass, and vocals.
The ACE program will continue to supplement student learning through creative thinking based upon math, science, reading, and the arts.
I have a wonderful husband and three awesome children going into grades 2, 5, and 6 this fall. We enjoyed our summer full of baseball, softball, golf and trips around our beautiful state of Michigan. We also replaced our living room furniture and set up a rock band in our front room! Our summer was full of rocking out to Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, 21 pilots, Radiohead and own compositions. We enjoyed this so much that the rock band setup might become a permanent front room addition! I am also an adjudicator for Michigan Schools for Vocal Music (MSVMA) and teach online music classes at Saint Clair County Community College.
I am looking forward to rocking out another great year with our wonderful students at East Shore Leadership Academy!