Week of March 30th

Kindergarten:  We will be preparing for our “Happy, Healthy Me” program on Monday, May 18th.  Please see the Kindergarten program link above.  Email me at morinl@btcs.org for the password.

First Grade:  Learn how a variety of sounds can be used in a musical way.

Second Grade:  Continue learning about instruments in the string family.

Third Grade:  Review instruments of the orchestra and learn about the orchestra seating chart and role of the conductor.

Fourth Grade:  Introduction to the Recorder.

Fifth Grade:  Continue learning about the Impressionist Period: focus on Debussy.

Sixth Grade:  Continue learning about the Impressionist Period: focus on Debussy.

4th Grade Recorders!

4th Grade will begin learning recorders next week!  :-)

The Quaver recorder unit is fun and interactive.  We will focus on learning fingerings, reading notation and understanding simple rhythms while learning some cool new songs.

Each student will be assigned a recorder for this unit and they will be stored in the classroom.  No recorders will be taken home.  The recorders will be washed/sanitized before they are assigned.

Parents have the option of purchasing recorders for home use.

Week of March 24th

Kindergarten:  Continue to identify long and short sounds through singing and movement.

First Grade:  Continue to identify long and short sounds through singing and movement.

Second Grade:  Review the four instrument families of the orchestra, focusing on strings.

Third Grade:  Continue learning about the Impressionist Period, focusing on Debussy.

Fourth Grade:  Continue learning about the Impressionist Period, focusing on Debussy.

Fifth and Sixth Grade:  Family Life class will take place during special area time this week.

Week of March 8th

Kindergarten:  Aurally identify and vocally imitate long and short sounds.

First Grade:  Aurally identify and vocally imitate long and short sounds.

Second Grade:  Discover the need for dynamics through listening and playing instruments.

Third through Sixth Grades:  Learn about the Impressionist Period: music, composers and art.

Weeks of February 23rd and March 2nd

Kindergarten:  Introduce tempo through moving and singing.

First Grade:  Introduce tempo through moving and singing.

Second Grade: Explore and define dynamics: forte and piano.

Third Grade:  Listen to and write rhythm patterns using quarter, half and beamed notes and rests.

Fourth Grade:  Listen to, identify and define rhythms using quarter, eighth, half and beamed sixteenth notes and rests.

Fifth Grade:  Explore basic materials, construction, and sound production of fretted instruments.

Sixth Grade:  Explore basic materials, construction, and sound production of fretted instruments.