Welcome to First Grade Music!

Greetings, new and returning families.  I am looking forward to getting reacquainted with returning first grade students and meeting a few new ones beginning the week of August 22-26. First grade music classes will meet weekly at the following times:

  • Tuesdays 1:10-1:50 with Mrs. Bender's Class
  • Tuesdays 1:50-2:30 with Mrs. Armenta's Class
  • Fridays from 1:10-1:50 with Mrs. Velasco's Class
  • Fridays from 1:50-2:30 with Mrs. Greim's Class

Our first day of Music Class we will review the school songs (SURE, Bulldog Boogie, National Anthem) and music behavior expectations.  We learned where our new seats will be, and had our pictures taken for our music seating chart, to help Ms. Jorstad get to know us better.  We read "Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes" and appreciated what a good attitude Pete has about trying new things. We also talked about the Olympics, and how important the National Anthem is when celebrating gold medals.  We reviewed the words to the "Star Spangled Banner" and also found time to play the hand drums together in different patterns.



  • Be Safe
  • Be Understanding
  • Be Respectful
  • Show Effort

First grade students are invited to audition for our after school choir, Bulldog Pups, which meets on Tuesdays from 2:45-4:00.  More information will be posted soon.  Also, we are looking for some helpful and willing parents to assist during our weekly First Grade Arts Classes, and well as during our Tuesday after school rehearsals.  This is an important but fun job--and you are welcome to participate in our music activities, if you like.

You are always welcome to leave me a question or comment at my email:  cynthiajorstad@vistausd.org or on my school phone:  (760) 726-2170 Ext. 44316.