Week of December 15th

Kindergarten:  Continue to review long and short sounds.  Play rhythm instruments with holiday songs.

First GradeContinue to review long and short sounds.  Play rhythm instruments with holiday songs.

Second Grade:  Learn about Franz Liszt, composer and pianist.

Third Grade:  Continue lesson about pitch and dynamics.

Fourth Grade: You all did such a great job with your performance!!  Congratulations!  We will play some rhythm games and talk about the upcoming unit after winter break.

Fifth Grade:  Continue learning note names through a variety of games.

Sixth GradeContinue learning note names through a variety of games.

Week of December 8th

Kindergarten:  Review long and short sounds.

First Grade:  Review long and short sounds.

Second Grade:  Learn about Franz Liszt, composer and pianist.

Third Grade:  Learn about pitch and dynamics.

Fourth Grade: PERFORMANCE WEEK!  So excited!  Thursday, December 11th: School performance – 2:15 (wear dark pants – black or dark blue – and comfortable shoes to school today!  Community performance – 6:00 p.m.  Please arrive in the music room between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. – no earlier.  Wear program t-shirt, dark pants (black or dark blue – dark jeans okay) and comfortable shoes.

Fifth Grade:  Review treble and bass clef note names.

Sixth Grade:  Finish Franz Liszt lesson.  Begin reviewing treble and bass clef note names.

Week of December 1st

Kindergarten:  Continue to explore meter by singing and moving to patterns of four.

First Grade:  Explore meter of four through singing and movement.

Second Grade:  Experience melodic patterns and directions through singing, playing and movement.

Third Grade:  Learn about Franz Liszt, composer and pianist.

Fourth Grade:  Rehearse for December 11th Program!  Be prepared!!!

Fifth Grade:  Learn about Franz Liszt, composer and pianist.

Sixth Grade:  Learn about Tchaikovsky and The Nutcracker Ballet.

4th Grade Winter Wonderland Program

To all my awesome 4th grade performers:

Keep up the good work!  We have very little time left before the program, so be sure to memorize the songs and be prepared for auditions this week.  Auditions are fun and easy!  You may use the script for auditions.  You may also audition with a partner.

I will review the auditions over the weekend and announce results next Tuesday, November 25th.

When you return to school on December 1st, I need everyone to have all songs memorized.  Featured singers and speakers need to be memorized as well.

Can’t wait to run through the show with everyone!!

Mrs. Morin

Week of November 17th

Kindergarten:  Sing and recognize music in a meter of four.  Identify items that come in sets of four.

First Grade:  Explore duration through identifying eighth, quarter, half and whole notes.

Second Grade: Explore duration through identifying eighth, quarter, half and whole notes.

Third Grade:  Recognize form in country music.

Fourth Grade:  Prepare for December Program!

Fifth Grade:  Explore history and style of country music.

Sixth Grade:  Learn about Franz Liszt, pianist and composer.

Week of November 9th

Kindergarten:  Recognize patterns of three through singing, chanting and movement.

First Grade:  Recognize and sing So and Mi on a two line staff.

Second Grade:  Define pitch and interval.  Identify high and low pitches within a melody.

Third Grade:  Define pitch and interval.  Identify high and low pitches within a melody.

Fourth Grade:  Prepare for December Program

Fifth Grade:  Analyze and perform a song with tempo variations.  Define Molto, Andante, Allegro.

Sixth Grade:  Define Sharp, Flat and Natural.  Discover relationship between half steps and accidentals.