Week of October 20th

Kindergarten:  Demonstrate high and low pitches by singing, playing and moving to a song.

First Grade:  Demonstrate high and low pitches by singing, playing and moving to a song.

Second Grade:  Identify and use the four voices (whisper, talk, shout, sing) within a song.  Sing So and Mi as part of a game.

Third Grade:  Learn about the treble clef staff lines and spaces.

Fourth Grade:  Overview of December program music and script.

Fifth Grade:  Discover the purpose of a tie.  Play rhythms including ties.

Sixth Grade:  Identify and perform common rhythms using dotted notes in a song.

Week of October 12th

4th Grade:  Please continue to check the “4th Grade Program” link at the top of home page.  My goal is to get all files posted by the end of the week.  If you are curious about the songs and solo opportunities, check it out!!

Monday and Tuesday classes will explore last week’s lessons further.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Fall break.  

Enjoy your break!

Week of October 6th

Kindergarten – Continue to explore high and low sounds.

First Grade – Define ostinato.  Play a simple ostinato within a song.

Second Grade – Define ostinato.  Play a simple ostinato within a song.

Third Grade – Continue lesson about Gioachino Rossini.

Fourth Grade – Continue lesson about Gioachino Rossini.  Overview of 4th grade December program.

Fifth Grade – Recognize dotted quarter notes. Conduct in meters of 3 and 4.

Sixth Grade – Define syncopation. Aurally identify examples of syncopation in a song.

Week of September 29th

Kindergarten: Distinguish between high and low sounds in a song.

First Grade:  Experience how rhythms feel through moving, singing and playing instruments.

Second Grade:  Experience how rhythms feel through moving, singing and playing instruments.

Third Grade:  Learn about Gioachino Rossini, composer.

Fourth Grade:  Learn about Gioachino Rossini, composer.

Fifth Grade:  Identify and write whole, half, quarter and eighth notes and rests and beamed 16ths.

Sixth Grade:  Recognize rhythm combinations using quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes and rests.  Learn about Reggae music.

Week of September 22nd

Mark your calendar!

4th Grade Program – Thursday, Dec. 11

School performance – 2:15 p.m.;  Evening performance 6:00 p.m. 

4th grade parents – please read the letter in your Wednesday folder.

Kindergarten:  Sing, play and move to rhythm patterns.

First Grade:  Discover brass instruments.  Identify trumpet, trombone, french horn and tuba.

Second Grade:  Discover brass instruments.  Identify trumpet, trombone, french horn and tuba.

Third Grade:  Recognize a meter of 3 using a variety of activities.

Fourth Grade:  Define interval.  Describe how melodies move by steps, skips and repeated notes.

Fifth Grade:  Finish lesson about Gioachino Rossini.

Sixth Grade:  Finish lesson about Gioachino Rossini.  

Week of September 15th

Kindergarten - Sing, play and move to simple rhythms in a song.  Identify same vs. different rhythm patterns in a game.

First Grade –  Recognize that strong and weak beats help us count in meters of 2 and 4.

Second Grade –  Recognize meter of 2 and 4 in music through movement and singing.

Third Grade –  Recognize different styles of songs in meter of 2 and 4.  Describe the role of a conductor.

Fourth Grade –  Name the lines and spaces of the treble clef staff.

Fifth Grade –  Learn about Gioachino Rossini, composer.

Sixth Grade –  Learn about Gioachino Rossini, composer.

Week of September 2nd

Kindergarten:  Express steady beat through singing and moving to a song.

First Grade:  Express steady beat through singing and moving to a song.

Second Grade:   Recognize and define strong and weak beats in a song.

Third Grade:   Feel and find strong and weak beats within a song.

Fourth Grade:   Define call and response.  Name the four singing voices.

Fifth Grade:   Define sixteenth notes.  Perform rhythmic patterns in a song based on sixteenth notes.

Sixth Grade:   Explain the meaning of the 6/8 meter sign.  Perform music in 6/8 meter.