What We're Learning!!

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    Quarter 4

    5th and 6th graders will watch videos of  talent show ideas and discuss possibilities.  4th graders will choose a musical story to work with on the musical storytelling project.   3rd graders will identify step and skips in written music.  2nd graders will create a listening map to accompany a song-story.  Kinder and 1st graders will hear the musical story, "Peter and the Wolf" and choose a character/instrument as their favorite.

    Quarter 3

    March 2-6

    Kinder and 1st graders will review rhythms by playing rhythm bingo.  2nd and 3rd graders will prepare for their concerts.  4th graders will finish up their keyboard work.  5th graders will play their last ukulele songs for the quarter.  6th graders will perform their popular song on ukuleles for the class.

    Feb. 24-28

    Kinder and 1st graders will learn about instruments of the orchestra and listen for instrument sounds.  2nd and 3rd graders will begin preparing for their upcoming concerts.  4th graders will learn to play the pitch F# on the keyboard.  5th graders will learn to pick eighth notes on the ukulele and 6th graders will continue working on singing and strumming their popular song choice.

     

    Feb. 18-21

    Kinder students will continue listening to the musical story, "The Magic Flute" and illustrate what the story is about.  1st graders will listen to musical selections and color a listening glyph based on what they hear.  2nd and 3rd graders will continue working on songs for their concert.  4th graders will learn to play chord with 2 hands on the keyboards.  5th graders will learn to play a song that uses 3 strings of the ukulele.  6th gradres will begin working on a popular song of their choice that they will sing and strum to for a class performance.  

    Feb. 10-14

    Kinder and 1st graders will learn a Valentine song and dance.  2nd graders will play new pitch low D on their recorders.  3rd graders will begin working on songs for their class recital.  4th graders will play song using both hands on the keyboard.  5th graders will play song using 2 strings on the ukulele.  6th graders will sing and play a song in the key of D..

    Feb. 3-7

    6th graders will finish their original song for ukulele and then learn a chord progressioin in the key of D.  5th graders will finish their 2 string playing test and begin learning to play pitches on teh 3rd string.  4th graders will learn to play song that include treble and bass cleff pitches.  3rd graders will learn to play F# on their violin.  2nd graders will test on their Green Belt song and learn a new pitch "D".  Kinder and 1st graders will sing and play solfege pitches that now include Low Do.

    Jan. 27-31

    Kinder and 1st graders will continue sing with Sol, La and Mi and play a listening game.  2nd graders will learn a new pitch to play on their recorder and test on their Orange belt song.  3rd graders will play a new pitch E on their violin.  4th graders will play bass clef songs on the keyboard.  5th graders will play melodies on the ukulele that use 2 strings.  6th graders will finish their key of C playing test and begin creating a song and strum pattern in either C or G.

    Jan. 21-24

    6th graders will finish their ukulele playing test in the key of G and begin learning to play a chord progression in the key of C.  5th graders will finish their 1st string playing test and begin learning to play 3 pitches on the 2nd string of the ukulele.  4th graders will finish their second treble clef song on the keyboard and begin playing with their left hand, a bass clef song.  3rd graders will play pitches A and D in violin position with the bow.  2nd graders will play their Yellow Belt playing test and begin learning to play their 3rd song the recorder.  Kinder and 1st graders will continue singing and playing with pitches Sol and Mi and add La to their repertoire.

    Jan. 13-17

    Kinder and 1st graders will continue singing and playing using Sol and Mi pitches.  2nd graders will play their first recorder song, "Hot Cross Buns" and begin learning to play their 2nd.  #rd graders will play pitches A and D and begin to learn to use to bow.  4th graders will continue playing songs on the keyboard that use their Right Hand by reading treble clef pitches.  5th graders will perform a playing test on the 1st string of the ukulele and begin learning to play 2nd string.  6th graders will sing and strum for their first playing test on ukuleles in the key of G.

    Jan. 6-10

    Kinder and 1st graders will begin learning to identify, sing, play and sign using pitches Sol and Mi.  2nd graders will get their recorders, learn proper playing technique and read and play pitches B, A, G.  3rd graders will identify parts of the violin, proper playing technique and begin playing pitches on the A and D string.  4th graders will learn how to find C on the keyboard, learn proper right hand playing techniques and read and play pitches C-G.  5th graders will learn the parts of the baritione ukulele and how to hold it properly.  They will begin playing pitches on the E (1st) string.  6th graders will identify baritione ukulele parts, how to to properly hold and how to strum using chords in the G chord family.

    Quarter 2

    Dec. 9-13

    Students in 2, 3, 5-6th grades will continue playing melodies on instruments by reading treble clef pitches.  4th graders will learn strategies for reading ba clef pitches.  Kinder and 1st grade students will listeng to "Sleigh Ride" and color a listening glyph.

    Dec. 2-6

    Kinder and 1st grade students will learn and dance and cup routine to accompany the March from the Nutcracker Suite.  2nd graders will learn a new treble clef note, G, and play songs that include notes C-G.  3rd, 5th and 6th graders will continue learning to read treble clef pitches by playing melodies on boomwhackers and glockenspiels.  4th graders will learn strategies to read pitches on the bass clef staff.

    Nov. 25 + 26

    Students in all grades will sing songs about Thanksgiving.

    Nov. 18-22

    Kinder and 1st grade students will learn to identify notes that move up and down.  3rd-6th graders will begin learning/reviewing strategies to read noteson the treble clef staff.

    Nov. 12-15

    Kinder and 1st grade will begin learning to differentiate between high and low sounds.  2nd graders will begin learning to read music notation on the treble clef staff.  3rd-6th graders will sing and create songs that use dynamics.

    Nov. 4-8

    All grades will finish their song form projects.  Kinder and 1st grade will learn to sing and create an ABA song.

    Oct. 28-Nov. 1

    All grades will continue creating songs in new song forms.

    Oct. 21-25

    All grades will begin learning about song form and will create and perform songs in specified forms.

    Oct. 15-18

    All grades will listen to classical music and illustrate how it makes them feel.

     

    Quarter 1

     

    Oct. 7-11

    All grades will have their end of the quarter music parties!

    Oct. 2-4

    All grades will finish outstanding work and  play music games to enhance learning.

    Sept. 23-27

    3rd-6th graders will continue composing and creating their original cup routine.  Kinder-2nd graders will sing and create a song using dynamics.

     

    Sept. 16-20

    Kinder and 1st grade students will put their rhythm skills to the test with Rhythm Bingo.  2nd graders will perform their half note composition.  3rd graders will continue working on their 3/4 Meter cup composition.  4th-6th graders will begin composing their original cup song using rhythms they've learned.

    Sept. 9-13

    Students in K and 1st grades will continue creating, singing and playing with Ta and TiTi and add the quarter rest to their skill set.  2nd graders will add the half note to their skill set and compose and play using all rhythms learned.  3rd graders will learn a rhythmic cup song and begin creating their own in small groups.  4th-6th graders will perform their rhythm composition from last week.

    Sept. 3-6

    This week, all grades will learn new rhythms to add to their skill set. They will identify, read, sing, compose and play using all rhythms learned.

    Aug. 26-30

    All grades will continue identifying, reading, singing, composing and playing with rhythms.

    Aug. 19-23

    Students in all grades will begin learning to identify, read, sing, play and notate rhythms.

    Aug. 12-16

    Students in 1st-6th grades will finish and perform their song for Kinder students.  Students in Kindergarten practice keeping a steady beat with movement and instruments.

    Aug. 7-9

    Welcome back!  This week, students in grades 1st-6th will reveiw all classroom rules and procedures and work in groups to create a "Welcome to Music" song that Kinder students will sing daily for the first quarter!  Kinder students will learn classroom rules and procedures and echo teacher movements, learn rhythm stick rules and and use those skills while listening to musical selections. Chorus sign-ups for grades 4-6 will be given out to those students who express interest.