Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Rotation 2 in February

Kindergarten: will visually and aurally identify things that are same and different

!st: lullaby unit, loud vs. soft music

2nd: Rock About My Saro Jane, folk style vs. rock style

3rd: Just B must be prepared, Just A will be assigned. Make sure all recorders are labeled with initials

4th: Step, Leap, Repeat review and listening quiz

5th/6th: Individual staff assessment activity. Placement of notes on staff

Friday, February 2, 2018

Rotation 1 in Feb

Kdg: learning song unit, Days of the Week, Numbers Rap, Boomstick ostinato patterns

First: Lullaby unit, perform finger cymbals on downbeat, soft voices

Second: String sounds, violin demonstration, student bow experiment

Third: Recorders will be handed out. Assignment: label student initials on the recorder with a sticker or nail polish, practice song # 1 'B'

Fourth: Over the Rainbow, Finish step/leap/repeat unit, prepare for quiz next class

Fifth & Sixth: Staff labeling game for bonus points on music grade!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Boosterthon!!!

Grade level huddles will begin in the gym to start off specials this week.

All classes will have shortened review lessons in music.

K-2: Rhythm writing/percussion performance

3: Staff introduction for recorder/turn in recorder permission slips

4: Step, leap, repeat unit

5 & 6: staff review and team games as time permits

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy New Year

K: ABC Rock, learning songs, echo, F chord ostinatos, practice writing ABCs

1: Chanting stories, ostinato patterns performed with chant, kids create own ostinatos

2: Oh, Watch the Stars, upward, downward, ostinato bell patterns

3: Introduction to the Recorder Unit, students will bring a permission slip home, please return before January 26th.

4: La Cucaracha, Mexican style music, commonly used instruments, meter in 3, percussion performance

5: Partner songs, sing independently, sing together, final performance, boom stick ostinato accompaniment

6: On the Road Again, Willie Nelson, country style music, repeated notes/rhythms, specialty instruments used

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Concert Happenings!

Concert Day!!! December 9th in the HS auditorium (Snow date is December 16th)

Like last year, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the HS gym for a quick picture before your K-3 student performs! The music department will also be accepting monetary donations at the door. We will also have hot food, snacks, drinks, treats, and novelty items available for purchase in the lobby. Our concert day fundraiser last year was a huge hit and raised a significant amount of money due to your support and generosity!

Kindergarten performs at 10 AM: Please report to the HS gym for 9:30 AM, holiday attire

First Grade performs at 11 AM: Please report to the HS gym for 10:30 AM, holiday attire

Second Grade performs at 12 PM: Please report to the HS gym for 11:30 AM, holiday attire

Third Grade performs at 1 PM: Please report to the HS gym for 12:30 PM, holiday attire

4th Chorus performs at 2 PM: Please report to the HS gym by 1:30 PM.
If you have a character role, please dress for the part. All others may wear dress-up clothing or holiday attire.

5th Chorus performs at 3 PM: Please report to the HS gym by 2:30 PM.
If you have a character role, please dress for the part. All others may wear dress-up clothing or holiday attire. Don’t forget your coffee mug!

6th Chorus performs at 4 PM: Please report to the HS gym by 3:30 PM.
If you have a character role, please dress for the part. All others may wear dress-up clothing or holiday attire.

Concert & Symphonic Bands perform at 5 PM: Please report to the HS band room at 4:20 PM

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Week 9

K-3: Holiday concert prep

4th Grade: Spiritual Style/instrument ostinatos

5th Grade: begin music mapping project

6th Grade: Reggae style and rhythm complex

Chorus: memorize all lyrics, speaking parts, and look at packets I prepared for you (especially for the actors during the songs!)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Week 8

K-3 will be preparing their concert music for the holiday show.

4th Grade will be performing their sound effects with a Halloween song.

5th Grade will be creating fall/Halloween chants and performing them with percussion instruments

6th Grade: 2 part harmony Thriller!