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PianissimoVery quietly.

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RallentandoGradually slowing down.

September Update: Castles, Princesses, and other Epic events

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My first month of teaching this school is over. 😭   September was a blast!In-Person   There's something thrilling about the medieval era. A child doesn't have to know what "medieval" means to be mesmerized by the whole knights-and-princesses thing. And it's not just children. *sheepish grin.* I'm not the only grown-up out there with this penchant, am I?    So I figured a castle theme would be a pretty intriguing way to kick off the new school year. Welcome, one and all... to the castle.  My teenage siblings were a real help in pulling this off. Most of that Playmobil up there belongs to my brothers, with one of the two princesses being my sister's. 
They also loaned me a cape of theirs, and a perusal of online castle classroom ideas 'sparked' the construction-paper torches. I was going to make a banner, too, and cardboard towers, but I ran out of time. :( Of course, the castle theme demanded some castle games. There was the Mystery of the Royal Sc…

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StaccatoSharply detached.

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TenutoHold the note for its full value

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Una cordaUse the soft pedal