• Welcome to Music
  • Hoover
    Mrs. Jennifer Popielarski-Hoover
    Music Teacher
    Mrs. Hoover received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.  She earned her Masters degree from the State University of New York College at Cortland.  She began teaching here at Garcia Elementary in 1996.  In 2001, she earned her level 3 Kodaly Music Certification.  She loves sharing her passion about music with your children and is looking forward to a 
  • Assignments


    Hello Garcia students and parents,

         I hope you are staying safe during this challenging time.  I miss seeing all of your shining faces.


    Here are my music lessons for the next week, the lesson is live when the lesson title is blue.

    Pre-Kinder and Kinder- Beat

    Lesson 1  Beat          

    Lesson 2- Beat

    Lesson 3- Performing Beat


    First Grade-Quarter Rest Practice

    Lesson 1-Reading Quarter Rests

    Lesson 2 Reading and Writing Quarter Rests

    Lesson 3 Writing Quarter Rests 2 

    Lesson 4 Kinestetic Prep of La

    Lesson 5 Aural Prep of La

    Lesson 6 Visual Prep of La


    Second Grade- Pitch Do

    Lesson 1- Reading Do

    Lesson 2- Reading Do on Staff

    Lesson 3- Writing Do on the Staff


    Third Grade- Sixteenth Notes

           Lesson One- Reading Sixteenth Notes   

           Lesson Two- Reading Sixteenth Notes 2

           Lesson Three- Writing Sixteenth Notes

           Lesson Four- Writing Sixteenth Notes 2



    Fourth Grade- Practicing Taka-di

           Lesson One- Reading Taka-di

           Lesson Two- Reading and Writing Taka-di

           Lesson Three- Writing Taka-di


    Fifth Grade- Practicing Ta-di-di

           Lesson One- Reading Ta-di-di

           Lesson Two- Reading and Writing Ta-di-di

           Lesson Three- Writing Ta-di-di

  • Ms. Hoover can be best reached via email at  jpopiela@houstonisd.org.
    You may also contact her by calling the school and leaving a message at 713-696-2900.  She will return all phone calls and emails within 24 hours of receiving them.
    If you need to conference with Ms. Hoover about your child's grade, please email her to set up a mutually acceptable time.  
    Her conference times are Monday's and Tuesday's from 8:00-11:00.
  • General Music:

    Music class is very active class where students are learning how to read and write music.  We use American Folk Songs and folk songs from around the world to accomplish this task. Each grade level learns at least two new pitches and two new rhythms each year.  In addition to reading and writing music, the students are learning how to work and as team to perform music using rhythm  and ORFF instruments.  Finally, they are also learning dances, play parties, and games from our culture as well as cultures around the world.

    Classroom Rules: 

    M-  Make choices that help you and others learn
    U-  Use instruments and materials with care
    S-  Speak,sing, and play only when asked
    I-   Immediately follow all directions
    C-  Consider others and be kind. 
    First Offense-  Verbal or non-verbal warning
    Second Offense- Time out in classroom
    Third Offense- Time out in classroom with reflection sheet
    Fourth Offense- Parental notification by either a phone call or note home. 
    Fifth Offense- Removal to the office