Week of April 27th

Kindergarten:  Prepare for program!

First Grade:  Reinforce long and short songs through movement.

Second Grade:  Define form by describing music sections using letters (AB) or words (verse/chorus).

Third Grade:  Compose a melody using pitches do, mi and sol.

Fourth Grade:  Identify and play notes A and B on a recorder and in a song.

Fifth Grade:  Explore the main melody from two pieces of the Romantic period.

Sixth Grade:  Aurally distinguish between chords and chord progressions in country music.

Week of April 20th

Kindergarten:  Prepare for program!

First Grade:  Review using the four voices in a sol-mi song.

Second Grade:  Reinforce understanding of percussion through listening and playing.

Third Grade:  Compose and perform simple rhythms in a meter of four.

Fourth Grade:  Introduction to the recorder!  We will learn A and B this week.

Fifth Grade:  Review the periods of music history, focus on the Romantic Period.

Sixth Grade:  Continue to explore how strings are used in various music styles.

Week of April 13th

Kindergarten:  Prepare for Spring Program!

First Grade:  Recognize the difference between woodwind and percussion families.

Second Grade:  Reinforce understanding of percussion family through listening and playing.

Third Grade:  Explore the science of sound production and “found sounds”.

Fourth Grade:  Hopefully, we will begin recorders this week!  If not, we will continue to create our original rock song on QGrooves.

Fifth Grade:  Explore the effects of adding harmony to a song.

Sixth Grade:  Review the string family and focus on playing techniques.

 

Week of April 6th

Kindergarten:  Prepare for “A Happy, Healthy Me!” Spring Program.  See program link above.  Email me at morinl@btcs.org for password.

First Grade:  Listen and identify the difference between male and female adult voices and children’s voices.

Second Grade:  Learn about instruments in the percussion family.

Third Grade: Learn about instruments in the brass family.

Fourth Grade:  Introduction to the recorder and learn ‘B’.

Fifth Grade:  Explore the effects that major and minor tonalities have on music.  Identify major and minor chords through listening.

Sixth Grade:  Explore instruments of the symphony orchestra with an emphasis on the brass section.

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.