Thursday, April 26, 2018

May: Week 1

Kdg: Farewell ceremony rehearsals

1st: Each of Us is a Flower, discussion, choreography, weather poem/percussion experiment

2nd: Lone Star Trail, identifying and performing steps/leaps/repeats on the bells

3rd: BAGE mad minute sheet, Number 10, pentatonic improv.

4/5: Bucket drumming composition, section A final copy due, section B rough draft due

6th: Farewell music rehearsals

**** I will be out on Tuesday and Wednesday for Band rehearsals at the high school. Alternate lessons will be left for classes affected on those days.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

End of April

KDG: Farewell Ceremony- lyrics, choreography, stage presence, volume, dynamics

1st: Old House- Call & response, construction equipment, creating choreography, boom stick chords, identify instruments in song

2nd: Sunset- Native American culture/instruments, use symbols as art to represent lyrics

3rd: Play 9 & 10, complete a timed Madminute sheet with notes B, A, G, E. Assign number 11

4/5/6: S. will form small groups to compose their own bucket drumming ostinato to the song Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

Chorus: please check your emails/FB page for all upcoming concert info. Hard copy information is also available on my bulletin board for students to take home!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April: Week 1

Kdg: Soap & Water, learning activity, boom sticks, apply

1st Grade: Shortnin' Bread, story and discuss meaning, sing, dance, boom stick chords.

2nd Grade:Old John Braddelum: half note, rhyming words, wood block performance.

3rd Grade: Hot Cross Buns playing test. Prepare the variation with ti-ti for next class.

4/5/6: Begin Come Together by The Beatles. Work on difficult patterns very slowly for the assessment.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Rotation 3 in March

KDG: Lion's Lullaby, soft, chords, broken chord style, boomsticks

1st: Going Over the Sea, rhyming words, dance choreography, create new rhyming words and choreography for a class performance

2nd: Ise Oluwa, Africa, African instruments, music in Africa, ostinato, melody, harmony

3rd: Practice # 6 & 7

4/5/6: Begin Can't Stop the Feeling Bucket Drumming song

Monday, March 12, 2018

Happy Music In Our School Month

Kdg: Ya, Ya, Ya, Africa Lullaby, drum/maraca performance, boomstick chords

1st: Acka, Backa, Soda, Cracka, Tempo, steady beat game, body percussion

2nd: Waddaly Atcha, non-sense words, hand jive, creating new hand jive movements

3rd: G-A-B Mad Minute staff worksheet. Perform song # 5. Song # 6 & 7 assigned for next class.

4/5/6: We will finish Rolling in the Deep during this rotation of bucket drumming.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Rotation 1 in March

K: Circle Round the Zero, following directions in song lyrics, ostnato chords on boomsticks

1st: El Coqui, performing 2 different chords on boomsticks

2nd: How Good and Joyous, 3 different percussion ostinatos at the same time, ensemble

3rd: Song 3 & 4 Due, complete note names at bottom of page, individual lessons with teacher

4/5/6: bucket drumming, Rolling in the Deep, reading percussion notation

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rotation 3 In Feb.

KDG: Allee, Allee O! Discuss boats, play game, boomstick chord accompaniment

1st: Clap Your Hands. Loud vs Soft opposite words, boomstick chord accompaniment

2nd: Old Dan Tucker. Country style, tall tales, chorus/verse, play game with song

3rd: Practice Songs 1, 2, and 3. B & A should be easy for you to read and play on the recorder while practicing at home.

4/5/6: Begin bucket drumming unit. Expectations, procedures, equipment, notation, parts of bucket, stick technique, song practice, clean up procedures.