HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

Keep singing and dancing all summer long and

I hope to see you all in the fall!!

 

March Madness

  Kindergarten LOVES Circle songs and games!! 

 

“Hey there Friend” is one of our favorites!

 

 The fifth grade and I learned some basic African dance steps using a Kennedy Center for the Arts tutorial online, after we completed our African Music Unit!!

Who knew we’d be SO good at this 🙂

 

 

7th Grade tried their music reading skills and BoomWhacker techniques while playing “AFRICA” BY TOTO.

Music MOVES us!

 

My amazing second graders are learning about listening maps and LOVED this version on “Hall of the Mountain King” by Greig where we got to show with movement how the music sounds!

 

 

 

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First graders are singing ” Down by the Bay” learning about Call and Response.  I added a singing circle game where they had to make up the last line of the song and then get a turn around the circle!!!

 

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Third graders are COMPOSERS!!! They learned about B-A-G on the music staff and then had to write and read and PLAY their own melody!

WOW THIRD GRADE!!

 

Hello 2020!

After months of preparing for our Christmas Concert, the kids once again were amazing and truly made us all feel the spirit of Christmas. The 7th and 8th graders performed their Sticks number to Lauren Daigle’s ” NOEL” and it was absolutely moving.

  

So now we’re back to music class….. this week the third graders are returning to review Note Names and basic rhythm composing.

 

  

Christmas is coming!

We have been working on preparing our Christmas concert

which is planned for 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20th at 7pm

in St. Joseph Social Hall.

This concert will include all children in grades K-8 and is

one of my favorite concerts of the year. 

Please join us!!!

On Flex Friday, the 4th grade and I made Harmonicas using popsicle sticks, straws and rubber bands!  

 

2nd grade finally got their hands on our XYLOPHONES!! They took turns creating different rhythms we learned using Quarter notes, Eighth notes and Half notes!!!

🙂 WOO-HOO SECOND GRADE! 🙂

 

1st GRADE IS READING RHYTHMS!!

I LOVE USING TECHNOLOGY TO TEACH MUSIC!

AND THE KIDS LOVE IT TOO!!

Guitar Playing, Rhythm Reading and Salsa Dancing…. OH MY!

 

FIRST GRADE IS WORKING TO DISCOVER QUARTER NOTES AND EIGHTH NOTES IN A SONG! 

 

AFTER LEARNING ABOUT MUSIC AND CULTURE FROM LATIN AMERICA WE DID SOME SALSA DANCING!!!

 

I LOVE WHEN KIDS EXPRESS AN INTEREST IN SHARING THEIR MUSIC WITH THEIR CLASS! RYAN SHOWS US WHAT HE’S BEEN LEARNING IN GUITAR LESSONS!   AND A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CLASS TO LEARN HOW TO BE A GREAT AUDIENCE!!!

Starting our Year in Music with our ActivPanel!

While 4th has begun a unit about the Orchestra and instrument families, 5th is reviewing basic rhythms, getting ready to work with Time Signatures.

 

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WELCOME BACK!!!

I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A HAPPY AND RESTFUL SUMMER!

HERE IS THIS YEARS MUSIC SCHEDULE:

DAY 1 : 5TH & 6TH

DAY 2: 7TH, 1ST & 8TH

DAY 3: 2ND

DAY 4: 3RD & KINDERGARTEN

DAY 5: 4TH

I WILL ALSO BE IN PRESCHOOL AM & PM ON WEDNESDAYS.

 

WE WILL HAVE TWO CONCERTS THIS YEAR, BOTH ARE MANDATORY. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!  🙂 THIS IS USUALLY THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR YEAR IN MUSIC AND YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!!!

CHRISTMAS CONCERT WILL BE ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 20TH AT 7PM 

SPRING CONCERT WILL BE ON FRIDAY MAY 15TH AT 7PM

IT’S SO GREAT TO SEE AL THE KIDS AGAIN AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO ROCKING OUT WITH THEM AGAIN THIS YEAR!!!!!

 

 

A LOOK BACK ON 2018-2019…

 

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME!


8TH GRADERS LAST CHRISTMAS CONCERT

 

FIELD TRIP TO AMERICAN GREETINGS SOUND STUDIOS!

 

 

 

ANNIE JR!

 

HOPE YOU HAD AN AMAZING YEAR IN MUSIC!! 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!!!

LOVE, MRS. WHITEMAN   🙂