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Mr. Osburn

 
 

 
About Me

I graduated in 1995 with a BA from Metropolitan State College. I am certified to teach K-12 Music and K-6 Elementary Education. I hold a graduate certificate from CSU in K-6 Kodaly Music Methodology. Currently, I'm finishing up GT certification through Adams State University. This is my 18th year of teaching at Stargate, making me the longest serving Stargate staff member!  I have played keyboards, guitar, bass and sang professionally for over twenty seven years. In the 1990s, I did two world tours for the Department of Defense with my family band, “The Osburns. I also performed as a magician at the Colorado Renaissance Festival from 1997-2002. In the fall of 2016 I received a patent for the game, "Music Theory Casino Fundamentals Game."

What I Love about Teaching
My favorite thing about teaching is helping to empower students to be independent thinkers and doers.

How to Contact Me
Room - 139
Phone - (303) 450-3936 
email - Rod.Osburn@stargateschool.org

About Elementary Music
General Music K-4 topics will include: singing songs with familiar melodies, music appreciation, becoming familiar with some basic elements of music (rhythm, melody,etc.) and performing a concert with several songs. Some of the songs grades 3-4 will be performing are rounds.
General Music 5th grade topics may include: a vocal concert with 7-10 songs.
Concert information and blogging

I will be posting blogs periodically containing more specific concert information, daily activities and assignments.

2017-2018 General Music Concerts:


September 11, 12, 18 & 19 (3-4PM)

K-5 Talent Show Auditions

September 26

At 6:30PM                                                                                    K-5 Talent Show


October 24

at 6:30PM Grades 1&2 1st Trimester                                         Stone Soup musical

at 7:00PM Grades 3&4 1st Trimester                                         Songs of the Sea               

at 7:30PM 5thGrade General Music 1st Trimester                     Songs on a Beatles theme*                                                                          

                                                                                                    *There may be an opportunity for students to perform

                                                                                                     a repeat performance at Barnes and Noble on 12-9.

February 6

at 6:30PM Grades 1&2 2nd Trimester                                         Stone Soup musical   

at 7:00PM Grades 3&4 2nd Trimester                                         Songs of the Sea                                               

at 7:30PM 5thGrade General Music 2nd Trimester                     Songs on a Beatles theme                                     


May 8

at 6:30PM Grades 1&2 3rd Trimester                                          Stone Soup musical     

at 7:00PM Grades 3&4 3rd Trimester                                          Songs of the Sea               

at 7:30PM 5thGrade General Music 3rd Trimester                      Songs on a Beatles theme                                                                     


May 24

TBA                                                                                           Kindergarten Graduation 


Grading:
I keep all grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu.  

Other important information:
INTRODUCTION LETTER AND CLASSROOM RULES
 
Dear Stargate Parent,
 
Hello and welcome to a great year here at Stargate!  My name is Rodney Osburn and I'm the General Music, Choir, Guitar and Rock Band Teacher for grades K-5.  Enclosed in the letter is a copy of my classroom rules, which helps to insure that all children who participate in Music have an enjoyable and meaningful experience.  Please look these over with your child, making sure they understand the reason for having such rules.  I, too, will be going over the rules with them during the first week of the trimester.  
 
General Music, Choir, Guitar* and Rock Band will be fun and exciting subjects for all students.  In addition to the day-to-day activities, students will perform in a concert later this year.  (*For Guitar I a performance is optional.)  Please check future blogs and the master calendar for details about upcoming concerts.  Thanks for your cooperation.
 
Sincerely,
Mr. Osburn
General Music Teacher
 
Classroom Rules for Music:
1.  Do your best.
2.  Treat others the way you wish to be treated.
3.  Raise your hand to speak.
4.  Participate.
5.  Have fun!
Guitar Rules:
1.  Do not talk (or play guitars) during announcements.
2.  Play guitars after instruction is given.
3.  Use time wisely--practice.
 



Recent Announcements

  • Congratulations!! Congratulations to the nearly 200 students in grades 1-5 who participated in the General Music concert on May 8.  You did an amazing job!!Mr. O
    Posted May 9, 2018, 1:13 PM by Rod Osburn
  • May 8 Concert: what to wear, when to arrive and where to go WHAT TO WEAR-1st and 2nd grade boys can wear over-the-calf white socks (no stripes), dark shoes, football pants or solid colored pants rolled up (and pinned) at ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2018, 8:57 AM by Rod Osburn
  • Late March: Grades 1-5 accompanist information, RACES and 2nd 5th grade Beatles show added Dear Stargate Parent, -If your child signed up to be an accompanist for the General Music Concert on May 8, they should have received a copy of the sheet music ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2018, 10:34 AM by Rod Osburn
  • Late February/Early March 2018 Dear Stargate Parents,Here's what we're doing,-Kindergarteners will go over classroom rules and introductions.  They will sing This Little Light of Mine, I Know an Old Lady ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2018, 12:21 PM by Rod Osburn
  • Congratulations! Congratulations to the nearly 200 students in grades 1-5 who participated in the General Music concert on February 6.  You did an amazing job!!Mr. O
    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 7:15 AM by Rod Osburn
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