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 Dangle’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   🙂

 

MAKE A PLAYLIST THIS SUMMER!!!! :)

HAPPY SUMMER!!!!!  

THIS SUMMER YOU SHOULD MAKE A SUMMER PLAYLIST!

IT’S ALWAYS GREAT TO FIND NEW TUNES TO INSPIRE YOU!!!

Here’s some tips on making a great playlist!

1.Find new songs by your favorite artists!

2. Use Spotify’s recommended artists feature!

3. Ask friends for suggestions!

4. Don’t add songs that are currently on the radio.

5. Make sure your playlist has a perfect mix of fast and slow songs!

6. Add songs that you wouldn’t normally listen to!

7. Use 8tracks or Spotify to make your playlist!

8. Make your playlist at least an hour and a half long!

9. Share your masterpiece with me when you come back to school!!!

 

 

SEE YOU ALL IN THE

2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!!!!!

Spring Concert 2019!!!

WOW! WOW! WOW!

Congratulations on yet another AMAZING concert!!! 

SPRING CONCERT

Come and celebrate with us some of the

greatest hits from the

1950’s-1980’s!

 

** Friday May 17, 2019 **

**7pm **

Children should report at 645pm

   

Performance Attire

To be worn to concert by 645 call time.

Grades Kindergarten and First:

50’s and 60’s Style

Boys: Jeans, White tees, converse, black leather jackets, slicked hair

Girls: Big Bows, Poodle Skirts, Saddle Shoes, Scarf around neck

Think…GREASE!!!

Second, Third and Fourth:

70’s Styles

Boys: Plaid ANYTHING, Bell Bottom Jeans, Disco

Girls; Floral dresses, pants, Hippie peace signs bell bottoms, or Disco- Shiny, scarves, feathered Hair

Think…WOODSTOCK!

Fifth -Eighth

80’s Styles

Girls: Mismatched NEON!! Jelly Bracelets,

leg warmers, blouces, Puffy bangs.

Boys: Matching denim jeans and jacket, Polo Shirts with collars up

Think… BREAKFAST CLUB!!

Just have fun with this! You may do as much or as little as you’d like!!