Reflections.  Inspiration. Gratitude.

A Blog by Linda Weise

The Caterpillar Who Came to Lunch

Season 1 • Episode 4Marty’s Music MathThe Farm“The Caterpillar Who Came To Lunch”Come learn & sing with Miss Linda! Marty the Music Man shows us how measures help us count music. Miss Linette shows us her farm in the Curiosity Corner. Betty the Bookworm reads "The Caterpillar Who Came To Lunch." Miss Linda gets a special gift."The Caterpillar Who Came to Lunch" Book< Back to Season...

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The Ladybug Hug

Season 1 • Episode 3Marty Does ArtConstruction Site“The Ladybug Hug”Come learn & sing with Miss Linda! Marty the Music Man takes us to the Art Room. We visit a construction site in the Curiosity Corner. Betty the Bookworm reads "The Ladybug Hug." Miss Linda gets a special gift."The Ladybug Hug" Book< Back to Season 1 Previous EpisodeNext EpisodeCome learn & sing with Miss Linda! Marty the...

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If I Could Be a Tree

Season 1 • Episode 1Marty the Music Man The Greenhouse “If I Could Be A Tree”Come learn & sing with Miss Linda! Marty the Music Man plays with solfege and rhythms. Miss Linette shows us her greenhouse in the Curiosity Corner. Betty the Bookworm reads "If I Could Be A Tree." Miss Linda gets a special gift."If I Could Be a Tree" BookEpisode 1 Activity Sheets< Back to Season 1 Next...

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Look Up and Out

Season 1 • Episode 2Marty & the Music StaffThe Ranch“Look Up And Out”Come learn & sing with Miss Linda! Marty the Music Man shows us how to put rhythms on a music staff. We visit a ranch in the Curiosity Corner. Betty the Bookworm reads "Look Up And Out And Touch The Sky. Miss Linda gets a special gift."Look Up and Out and Touch the Sky" Book< Back to Season 1 Previous EpisodeNext...

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The Book and The Gift
The Book and The Gift

The “Gift” – How that segment of the program came to be and ‘the Book’ Too much time has gone by since my last submission. Suffice it to say that lots has been happening that demands my undivided attention- even though most of the time I feel that I have to divide my attention more than ever. The Simple Gift Series team has been hard at work creating and assembling Season 2 (lots of great work...

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An Alphabet of New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year!  Will be a fantastic year.  2020 taught us so much and shared so many blessings.  We truly learned the meaning of “find the silver lining.” And here we are- on the doorstep of a new year full of new adventures.  I am not one for formal ‘resolutions’ as I work so hard to set those each day- connecting with myself as the hours move along.  I do though choose a letter each year and...

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FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES
FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES

It was a really sunny and beautifully warm November afternoon when I entered my lovely school, the Colorado Springs Conservatory.  There in the lobby were several children waiting to be picked up by their parents.  I know them all very well.  Sitting in the foyer after class.  We were all glad to see each other, despite the fact that we were all masked up due to COVID.  I find it so hard to...

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LET THE MUSIC INSPIRE YOU!
LET THE MUSIC INSPIRE YOU!

Listening is a skill that must be forever honed.  We take it for granted and in this day and age of SO many distractions, we can find that the world around us makes it impossible to really focus and actually listen.  A presence of mind and state of focused attention is not something that we might call upon readily if we don’t take the time to actually ‘teach’ ourselves to listen.  “Listen to...

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A Brilliant Genius Inside Each of Us……
A Brilliant Genius Inside Each of Us……

 A child, unbridled in their most honest and pure temperament is simply put, a masterpiece. My father had a wonderful way of sitting and chatting with a child that would astound anyone.  A fun, engaging way of meeting the child, no matter the age, right where they were. He was  present, listening, sharing, watching- or not- sometimes, watching slyly to gauge a more shy child- he was brilliant. ...

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Why Teach Your Child About ‘Community’
Why Teach Your Child About ‘Community’

I would never claim to be a contender for ‘Parent of the Year’, but I have come to know a few things about raising children- as a mother of two daughters and Founder of the Colorado Springs Conservatory.  As a mother, I am forever grateful for the upbringing and formative years my parents afforded me and my sisters.  As a point of reference and model for bringing up my own children, I would...

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