I will be adding to these pages throughout the school year:-)
See the photo gallery for new photos from the Christmas play - grades one & two
Congratulations to third graders for a great performance at the Parish "Meet & Eat"
Several photos are posted in the PHOTO GALLERY.
My class schedule for 2017-18 is the same as last year (see it listed under the "WELCOME")
First graders had their first "performance" on Sept. 11 for the Grandparents' day celebration. Even though the first quarter is finished, we have been busy learning songs, moving to music, keeping a steady beat, and playing the staff game.
Some of my resource material for K-6 comes from the website: musicplayonline.com
I am checking to see if it might be available at home for students and parents to check out.
Second grade students are following a similar plan to the first grade classes. The songs are different of course, but the idea is to keep them aware of steady beat, listening to music, and becoming aware of tempo, dynamics, style, etc. Reading basic music rhythms has become our focal point for some of the lessons, along with singing high - low - and middle voices. On October 2, we began preparations for the annual Christmas program in December.
SEE SPECIFIC INFO for third grade UNDER "UPCOMING EVENTS"
especially for the information on the spring play - SHOW ME THE MONEY!
In third grade, our main focus for the fall is reviewing and expanding their awareness of the elements of music: pitch, tempo, meter, rhythm, dynamics, etc. Students are watching a series of DVD's from "Quaver" - a music curriculum which presents material in fun and catchy segments. These topics can then be reinforced through other class songs and lessons.
5th grade music students (not in band) have started expanding their knowledge of music with topics such as: the "Star Spangled Banner," the constitution (rap), singing a blessing for our military, and reviewing the music lines and spaces on the staff (and how the keyboard represents these notes). Recorders will begin in the spring and will culminate with a performance in May 2018.
In sixth grade, music students (not in band) will be looking at music history, listening to various styles of music, and continuing their study of music theory. We hope to use boomwhackers, drums, and other instruments throughout the school year. There is no required public performance for these students, however, my goal is to rehearse and "perform" during class so they gain additional musical skills.
Drumming with Dylan - April 24, 2017
3rd grade music classes experienced a variety of percussion instruments!