The Ark Community
Charter School (Ark) is a small school located in Troy,
NY. We are a child-centered school that believes children
learn best when they are motivated and excited about learning.
and excitement arise in a community where students feel
safe, where they are known as individuals and where they
are celebrated and challenged.
It is such a pleasure to walk by or visit the music room. Ms. Jenn and the students are engage in creating a “joyful noise.” Currently, grades K-1 are learning how to play the xylophones. Some of the skills they learn while doing this are letter-note recognition, hand-eye coordination, memory and fine motor skills. Second grade is applying their musical note reading to the xylophones as well. They are slowly learning to read the letter of the musical staff while playing an instrument at the same time. The class is practicing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and “Jingle Bells”.
Grades 3-6 are currently working on their performance pieces in music class. Each year the students excel in their singing abilities and widen their appreciation for a variety of musical genres. They have learned to point out their own strengths and weaknesses in rehearsal time. They take pride in their gains and are not easily intimidated by new challenges. We look forward to hearing them perform on Friday December 14 at 1:00 pm.