Contact Information
Classroom Information & Schedule

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!!

I'm excited to begin...
my 10th year teaching in the incredible Issaquah School District,
my year 8th teaching at Creekside,
and the 37th year of my teaching career!

Mr. Johnson's Creekside Schedule

Mondays
09:20-09:50am  2nd Grade - Emsky
09:50-10:20am  3rd Grade - Gelbrich
10:20-10:50am  3rd Grade - Fixman

01:35-02:05pm  4th Grade - Phillips
02:10-02:40pm  Kinder - Skone
02:40-03:10pm  1st Grade - Beckford

Tuesdays
08:05-09:05am  5th Grade Tuesday Marimba Band

09:20-09:50am  2nd Grade - Blanding
09:50-10:20am  2nd Grade - Fixman
10:20-10:50am  3rd Grade - Reich

01:35-02:05pm  4th Grade - Quinn
02:10-02:40pm  Kinder - Yea
02:40-03:10pm  1st Grade - Foos
03:10-03:40pm  1st Grade - Rockwell

Thursdays
08:05-09:05am  5th Grade Thursday Marimba Band

09:20-09:50am  2nd Grade - Blanding
09:50-10:20am  2nd Grade - Fixman
10:20-10:50am  3rd Grade - Reich

01:35-02:05pm  4th Grade - Phillips
02:10-02:40pm  Kinder - Skone
02:40-03:10pm  1st Grade - Beckford

Fridays
09:20-09:50am  2nd Grade - Emsky
09:50-10:20am  3rd Grade - Gelbrich
10:20-10:50am  3rd Grade - Fixman

01:35-02:05pm  4th Grade - Quinn
02:10-02:40pm  Kinder - Yea
02:40-03:10pm  1st Grade - Foos
03:10-03:40pm  1st Grade - Rockwell


Mr. Johnson's Issaquah High School schedule

Wednesday (rm. 1412)

08:00-10:00am  Drum Line or Percussion Ensemble sectionals

10:10-11:30am  Percussion Ensemble class (period 2 block)


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 Marimba Bands

Creekside 5th Grade Tuesday Marimba Band - Tuesday, 8:05-9:05am
Creekside 5th Grade Thursday Marimba Band - Thursday, 8:05-9:05am

Registration for "audition" sessions via email - week of September 16th 

Open "audition" sessions:
Tuesday, September 24th &/or Thursday, September 26th
Tuesday, October 1st &/or Thursday, October 3rd

**Final membership lists for 2019-20 will be posted by the end of school on Friday, October 4th

Fall 2019 rehearsal schedule:
October   8th/10th - 
October 15th/17th -
October 22nd/24th - 
October 29th/31st -

November   5th/  7th - 
November 12th/14th - 
November 19th/21st - 
November 26th/28th - NOTE: no Thursday session due to Thanksgiving holiday

December   3rd/  5th - NOTE: Thursday band WILL MEET (conference day) for an extended rehearsal...
December 10th/12th - dress rehearsal #1 (each band during their regular rehearsal time)
December 17th - dress rehearsal #2
                           (both bands should attend on Tuesday to run thru material for the evening concert)
Tuesday, December 11th - Fall concert, 7pm
December 19th - fall celebration
                            (both bands should attend on Thursday to celebrate the fall season!)

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

Spring 2020 rehearsal schedule:
February 25th/27th - first spring rehearsal

March   3rd/  5th -
March 10th/12th -
March 17th/19th -
March 24th/26th -
March 31st/April 2nd -

April   7th/  9th - possibly no rehearsals this week due to 4th Grade recorder concert...
April 14th/16th - no rehearsals due to Spring break...
April 21st/23rd - rehearsals resume
April 28th/30th - 

May   5th/  7th - 
May 12th/14th -
Wednesday, May ???? - Creekside Marimba Bands @ Sammamish Farmers Market, 4:00-5:30pm
May 19th/21st -
Wednesday, May ???? - Creekside Marimba Bands @ Sammamish Farmers Market, 4:00-5:30pm
May 26th/28th -

June   2nd/  4th - dress rehearsals for PTSA BBQ and Issaquah Farmers market performances
Friday, June   5th - Creekside Marimba Bands @ PTSA End-of-Year Family B-B-Q, 5:00-7:00pm
Saturday, June   6th - Creekside Marimba Bands @ Issaquah Farmers Market, 10:00-11:30am
June   9th/11th - final spring season 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!!