December 3, 1998 – DO 108, s. 1998 – Strengthening the Integration of Music in Grades I and II
December 3, 1998
DO 108, s. 1998
Strengthening the Integration of Music in Grades I and II
To: Regional Directors
Private Elementary School Principals
1. Music is one of childhood’s most rewarding experiences. It evokes enjoyment, excitement and personal satisfaction. At the same time, music demands discipline and concentration. Children need the opportunity to experience musical activities to help develop the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and aesthetic responses.
2. In Grades I and II, Music is integrated in the different learning areas. It has been observed however, that Music is not being conscientiously integrated by Grades I and II teachers. It is therefore imperative that Grade I and II teachers intensify the integration of Music in the different learning areas.
3. The integration of Music in the different learning areas may be done in various stages of a lesson. Music may be used as motivation or it may be used as a developmental activity. It may also be used for enrichment of a lesson.
4. Enclosed are samples on how integration of Music may be done.
5. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum and compliance thereto is desired.
ANDREW GONZALEZ, FSC
Incls.: As stated
Reference: DECS Order No. 20, s. 1997
Allotment: 1—(D.O. 50-97)
To be indicated in the Perpetual Index
under the following subjects: