This week in music!

**My kindergartners explored the music room this week and we discovered all the instruments that they will use this year. Then we sang a silly song (which all kindergartners LOVE) call AIKEN DRUM. They took turns choosing our classroom instruments to design this little guy who they named MR. MUSIC!

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**The 5th grade started a Unit on African music and instruments. They were introduced to a Nigerian Song called FUNGA ALAFIA which means “I welcome you”. Then we used our drums, shakers and xylophones to accompany the singers using poly rhythms to play. It was AWESOME!!!!

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**Sixth Grade began the year learning about different Styles of music. They are working hard on some research to collaborate and create a MUSIC GENRE BOARD GAME!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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** First Grade Music is PACKED with dancing and Movement… as you can see we LOVE to move different ways to music!!  🙂

 

 

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

HELLO EVERYONE! I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE EVERYONE AGAIN THIS WEEK.

 

BELOW IS MY MUSIC SCHEDULE:

 

DAY 1 : 5TH GRADE & 6TH GRADE

DAY 2: 7TH GRADE, 1ST GRADE & 8TH GRADE

DAY 3: 2ND GRADE

DAY 4: 3RD GRADE AND KINDERGARTEN

DAY 5: 4TH GRADE

WEDNESDAYS: PRESCHOOL AM AND PM MUSIC

 

 

CONCERT DATES:

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 @ 7PM

 

SPRING CONCERT

FRIDAY MAY 18 @ 7PM

 

BOTH CONCERTS ARE MANDATORY!  OUR CONCERTS ARE REALLY ONE OF  THE HIGHLIGHTS OF ST JOSEPH SCHOOL! I FEEL SO BLESSED TO HAVE SO MANY WONDERFULLY TALENTED KIDS!

 

YOU CAN REACH ME ANYTIME AT:

Gabiemusicsjs@gmail.com

 

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Have a wonderful and restful summer! I’ll see you August 27th!

SPRING CONCERT!

Please join us for our spring concert!

THURSDAY MAY 17, 2018

in ST. JOSEPH CHURCH AT 7PM.

The call time for the children is 630pm

Doors open at 630pm

 

 

Catholic Schools Week

On Wednesday January 31 at 9am in our gym we will be celebrating our veterans with song! Please join us as we sing ” Thank you” to honor all those have served our country.

 

Christmas Concert!!!

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WOW! WOW!WOW!

I’M BLESSED TO CALL YOUR CHILDREN MY STUDENTS! WHAT AN AMAZING CONCERT !

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK KIDS!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Happy news!

On November 10 I am getting married! My new name will be Mrs. Whiteman!!

 

This month in music….

October

Kindergarten is exploring the differences between fast and slow, high and low. We have been “Chugging” around the room to Engine Number 9!!

1st grade has started mixing our love of Halloween with reading and writing Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes.

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2nd Grade has mastered all four instrument  families with a game of “HEADBANDS”. We have begun “Peter and the wolf”.

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3rd Grade created an add for an imaginary instrument made up of two instruments. They had to sell it to me!

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4th grade also finished their unit on instrument families!

5th Grade began a unit that combines music listening experiences with Language Arts. We began our music journal by listening to a piece of music and writing about how it made us feel and why.

Grades 6 had an AWESOME time on Flex day in a Public speaking class with me and  using our Performance Skills to be great speakers.

Grade 7 is working on their Cultural Music project and creating a class Passport.

Grade 8 has begun their Christmas Rap projects. Using the elements of RAP you may be in for a surprise at our concert!!!!

Upcoming Concerts:

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Please mark you calendars for

FRIDAY DECEMBER 15th

7pm

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH

CALL TIME: 630PM.

PLEASE HAVE CHILDREN REPORT TO THEIR SECTION. ALSO, ONCE THEY ARE SEATED WITH THEIR TEACHER THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET UP AND DOWN SO PLEASE GET WATER AND MAKE RESTROOM TRIPS BEFORE 630PM.

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 630PM

CONCERT WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 7PM.