Contact Information
Classroom Information & Schedule

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!!

I'm excited to begin...
my 9th year teaching in the incredible Issaquah School District,
my year 6th teaching at Creekside,
and the 36th year in my teaching career!

Mr. Johnson's Creekside Schedule

Mondays
09:15-09:45am  4th Grade - Phillips
09:45-10:15am  4th Grade - Gienger
10:15-10:45am  4th Grade - McLemore/Myers
10:50-11:20am  1st Grade - Beckford (to lunch)

12:00-12:30pm  1st Grade - Rockwell (from recess)

01:40-02:10pm  Kinder - Yea
02:10-02:40pm  Kinder - Shelton (from library)

Tuesdays
08:05-09:05am  4th Grade Marimba Band

09:15-09:45am  4th Grade - Yanev
09:45-10:15am  4th Grade - Besbeas (to library)
10:15-10:45am  4th Grade - Quinn (from library)
10:50-11:20am  1st Grade - Shade (to lunch)
11:25-11:55am  Kinder - Skone

12:00-12:30pm  1st Grade - Foos (from recess)

01:40-02:10pm  Kinder - Bramble (to library)
02:10-02:40pm  Kinder - McNeley

Thursdays
09:15-09:45am  4th Grade - Phillips
09:45-10:15am  4th Grade - Gienger
10:15-10:45am  4th Grade - McLemore/Myers
10:50-11:20am  1st Grade - Beckford (to lunch)

12:00-12:30pm  1st Grade - Rockwell (from recess)

01:40-02:10pm  Kinder - Yea
02:10-02:40pm  Kinder - Shelton

Fridays
09:15-09:45am  4th Grade - Yanev
09:45-10:15am  4th Grade - Besbeas
10:15-10:45am  4th Grade - Quinn
10:50-11:20am  1st Grade - Shade (to lunch)
11:25-11:55am  Kinder - Skone

12:00-12:30pm  1st Grade - Foos (from recess)

01:40-02:10pm  Kinder - Bramble
02:10-02:40pm  Kinder - McNeley


Mr. Johnson's Issaquah High School schedule

Wednesday (rm. 1412)

07:30-09:45am  drum line or percussion sectionals

02:15-03:00pm  Percussion Ensemble class (period 5)


Music Class Curriculum

All students at Creekside receive regular music instruction. In the classroom setting, students sing, move and play instruments in order to better understand the lanquage of music and how it is organized through its elements such as rhythm (beat), pitch (melody), timbre (tone color or quality, different voices and instruments), form (music organization), harmony (accompaniment), and expression (dynamics, articulation). We also introduce proper vocal and instrumental techniques and expose students to the wide variety of music through history and in various cultures.

Creekside Classroom Expections

The Quaver Five (can you sing them?!)
1. Be Safe
2. Be Polite
3. Be Cooperative
4. Be Responsible
5. Be Kind

Behaviour at Creekside ("The Creekside Way")
1. Be Safe
2. Be Respectful
3. Be Responsible
4. Be Kind

Know the "Quiet Otter" signal!

Music Websites

NOTE: by clicking on the links below, you will be leaving the ISD Connect site...

Quaver Music
(www.quavermusic.com)

Recorder Karate Dojo page
(www.musick8.com/rkdojo/rkdojo.php)

Classics for Kids
(www.classicsforkids.com)

Music Tech Teacher
(www.musictechteacher.com)

Music Theory
(www.musictheory.net)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra
(www.nyphilkids.org)

 San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
(www.sfskids.org)

National Core Arts Standards
(www.nationalartsstandards.org)

Creekside 4th Grade Marimba Band

Creekside 4th Grade Marimba Band - Tuesday, 8:05-9:05am
Creekside 4th Grade Marimba Band - Thursday, 8:05-9:05am (added after auditions!)

Registration for audition sessions via email - week of September 17th 

Open audition sessions:
September 25th  - 
October 2nd -
October 9th - final auditions and placement

**Membership list for 2018-19 will be posted by the end of school on Friday, October 12th

Fall rehearsal schedule:
October 16th/18th - first fall rehearsal
October 23rd/25th - 
October 30th/November 1st - 

November 6th/8th - 
November 13th/15th - 
November 20th/22nd - no Thursday session due to Thanksgiving holiday
November 27th/29th - 

December 4th/6th - dress rehearsal #1 (Thursday band WILL MEET for an extended rehearsal...)
December 11th/13th - dress rehearsal #2 (both bands should attend the Tuesday rehearsal / Thursday holiday celebration)
Tuesday, December 11th - Fall concert, 7pm
December 18th/20th - Tuesday holiday celebration / no Thursday session due to Winter Break)

**Regular rehearsals will resume following the February mid-Winter break!!**

Spring rehearsal schedule:
February 26th/28th - first spring rehearsal

March 5th/7th -
March 12th/14th -
March 19th/21st -
March 26th/28th -

April 2nd/4th - no rehearsals this week due to recorder concert...
April 9th/11th - no rehearsals due to Spring break...
April 16th/18th - rehearsals resume
April 23rd/25th - 
April 30th/May 2nd - 

May 7th/9th - 
May 14th/16th - 
Tuesday, May 21st - dress rehearsal for SFM performance / Thursday band - optional extra practice after school
Wednesday, May 22nd - Creekside Marimba Bands @ Sammamish Farmers Market, 4:00-5:30pm
May 23rd - regular rehearsal for Thursday band (learn Jambo)
May 28th/30th - both bands: dress rehearsal for IFM performance

Saturday, June 1st - Creekside Marimba Bands @ Issaquah Farmers Market, 10-11:30am
June 4th/6th - dress rehearsal for BBQ performance
Friday, June 7th - Creekside 4th Grade Marimba Bands @ PTSA End-of-Year Family B-B-Q, 5-7pm
June 11th/13th - final rehearsal celebrations!

Grade Level Program - detailed information!

Detailed information concerning grade level programs will be emailed directly to students and families through your students Skyward account contact information. Please be sure to keep these emails current and up-to-date!!