The Annual 4th, 5th, & 6th grade Winter Vocal Concert will be held on:
Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 @ 6:00 p.m. - Wamogo Auditorium
The concert will feature all students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade from our three Elementary Schools. Students have been hard at work preparing for our upcoming concert. For more information please visit the Concert Information Page. In addition to the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade combined concert, I am proud to announce the return of the Inter-Elementary Select Choir. This choir features students in 5th & 6th grade for our Elementary Schools. Students meet weekly before school. Select Choir students are preparing for several upcoming performances including; The Winter Vocal Concert - Wamogo, The Tree Lighting Ceremony - Morris, and other caroling opportunities. For more information visit the Inter-Elementary Select Choir Page.
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After being out on maternity leave, its been an interesting transition back into teaching. My days have changed from changing diapers and preparing bottles to writing lesson plans and going back into "teacher mode" which at least at this point in time is different from "mommy mode". Although it's hard to leave my little Alice and Oliver each morning, I am very excited to be back. This year there are so many wonderful things happening in our district, and I am just caught up in the whirlwind of excitement! At the end of the second day of the school year, I am TIRED, but READY for an amazing year ahead!
6th Grade - Students in 6th grade are beginning to study jazz music. Some of the topics of study will include famous musicians and composers, famous pieces of music, instruments, and important events of the time period.
5th Grade - Students in 5th grade just started studying "how instruments make sound". As a culminating project, students will be creating musical instrument projects.
4th Grade - Students in 4th grade have started learning about music history. Students are discovering music, composers, instruments, and culture from the Medieval time period.
3rd Grade - Students in 3rd grade are fast approaching RECORDER time! Students are finishing up learning some last minute skills that they need before learning how to play their recorders.
The Winter Vocal Music Concert is fast approaching. This concert will feature the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from each of the Elementary Schools. Click here for more information! Rehearsal permission slips will be sent home the week of November 3rd, so be on the look out! The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students have been busy preparing for the big event on Wednesday, December 3rd 2014!
3rd grade students are well on their way to reading music. Students can now identify where the musical alphabet lives on the music staff. They have learned "sayings" to help them remember the order of the lines and spaces: Empty Garbage Before Dad Flips for the line notes and F-A-C-E in the space for the space notes. Students can also locate and identify Middle C and D. All of these notes will be used later in the year when they begin studying the recorder.
2nd grade students will soon start a "Musical Instrument Safari" where they were learn about each of the four musical instrument families; woodwind, brass, string, and percussion.
1st grade students are continuing their work on listening to music and being able to describe what they hear with newly learned music vocabulary. Students will also reinforce their literacy skills by writing about what they hear.
Kindergarten students will soon begin work on simple rhythms patterns using "Pear" and "Apple" where they will use syllables to help learn basic rhythm patterns.
Stay tuned for the next vocal music update!
Check out some of the wonderful things happening in vocal music!
Kindergarten - Students are working on exploring their singing voices and learning about high and low sounds.
1st Grade - Students are developing skills on how to listen to music, and the important elements to listen for.
2nd Grade - Students will soon begin their study of the instruments of the orchestra.
3rd Grade - Students are starting their journey of reading music in the treble clef.
4th, 5th, & 6th Grade - Students are hard at work preparing for our Winter Vocal Concert which will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 at Wamogo. Click here for more information. As information becomes available for the concert, it will be uploaded to the "Concert Information" page of my website.
What a great week so far in music! We have been busy reviewing routines, classroom rules and expectations, golden awards, and sharing exciting events from the summer that connect somehow to music to name a few things. Looking forward to a great 2014-2015 school year!
Here's some of the great things that are happening in music now!
6th Grade - Students worked collaboratively to create music video projects using VideoStar. Click here to check out the videos!
4th Grade - Students are now studying music from the "Romantic Time Period". Learning about composers such as Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and so many more!
3rd Grade - We have students who have already earned their "Black Belt" (9/9) in Recorder Karate! Can't wait to see how many black belts we have by the end of the year!
Inter-Elementary Select Choir - The choir just performed at the "Creation Celebration" at Wamogo last week and did a great job! Our last rehearsal is 5/21/2014.
Upcoming Events Featuring Music - JMS Literacy Night 5/22/14, GCS Talent Show 6/11/14, JMS Moving Up Ceremony 6/12/14, GCS Moving Up Ceremony 6/18/14, and Warren Moving Up Ceremony 6/19/14.
Here is a look at what some of the music classes are working on!
6th grade students are working on creating music videos using the application; Video Star.
Students are now in the planning stages of this project, but will star in, direct, and record their music videos. Projects will be posted upon completion!
5th grade students just finished working on their Musical Instrument Projects.
Click here to see and hear these fantastic projects!
4th grade students are currently studying music and composers from the "Classical Era".
Learning about Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Symphonies, and Opera!
3rd grade students are continuing to work hard on their recorders!
We have students already working on their blue belts (6/9) in Recorder Karate!
6th Grade - 6th graders have been working in small groups creating 8-measure rhythm and melodic compositions! Stay tuned to hear/see these mini masterpieces!
5th Grade - 5th graders are learning about "sound" in science and in music! Students will begin their musical instrument projects soon!
4th Grade - 4th graders have just finished learning about Medieval Music! Moving on to..... Baroque Music!
3rd Grade - 3rd graders are ready and anxiously awaiting for the recorders to arrive!
2nd Grade - 2nd graders have recently finished studying the instruments of the orchestra!
1st Grade - 1st graders are learning about dynamics (volume in music)!
Kindergarten - Kindergardeners have been working on high sounds vs. low sounds!
Enrichment - Check out my twitter feed to see all of the exciting things happening during enrichment!
Last month each elementary school had their Beatlemania concerts! Everyone did such a great job! If you didn't get a chance to see the concerts, you can watch the videos. Leading up to the concerts, we did interactive read-a-loud's to learn historical and biographical information about The Beatles. Students also watched the original "Ed Sullivan" footage when The Beatles first came to America!!!
As we are winding down our school year, here is a quick look at what some of the students are working on!
6th grade students are hard a work with creating music videos using the "Video Star" application. Students are choosing songs which show a particular theme/mood. Students are doing all of the planning, producing, editing, and recording! Students will write a brief reflection at the conclusion of the project about the theme/mood of their song choice and video.
6th grade students are also preparing songs for their "moving up" ceremonies which are only a few weeks away!
3rd grade students are still hard at work with their recorders. We have several students who have already earned their "black belt" in the recorder karate program. Way to go!!!
1st grade students have been working on writing a song to the theme of "The Green Grass Grows All Around". Students are coming up with new themes/ideas. We are building our songs one step at a time. When the songs are finished we will record them and upload them to the website for all to enjoy!