What We're Learning!!

  • Quarter 3

    May 6-10

    6th graders will finish building their guitars!  5th graders will finish their minor scale song.  K-3rd graders will create original bucket drumming songs.

    April 29-May 2

    6th graders will finish building their guitars!  5th graders will finish their major scale songs and then refresh their skills with solfege bingo.  4th graders will begin a bucket drumming unit.  3rd graders will finish their singing test and then play solfege bingo.  K-2nd graders will finish their composing and then play bingo.

    April 23-26

    6th graders will finish their major scale project and then begin building their guitars!  5th graders will continue their major scale project, then begin learning about minor scales.  4th graders will practice their pentatonic scale knowledge with solfege bingo.  3rd graders will finish their singing assessment.  2nd graders will compose with rhythms and solfege and perform for the class.

    April 15-18

    5th and 6th graders will continue learning about scales this week with the major scale.  4th graders will practice their pentatonic scale knowledge with solfege bingo.  3rd graders will begin a district singing assessment.  2nd graders will finish their musical story compare and contrast unit.  Kinder and 1st graders will compose and play rhythms on instruments of their choosing.

    April 8-12

    K-1st will create body percussion sounds to accompany a song.  2nd graders will compare and contrast a song from a musical story and a video.  3rd graders will create a song using the pentatonic scale.  4th graders will create a song using the pentatonic scale.  5th-6th graders will finish their lyric analysis performance. 

    April 1-5

    K-2nd grades will create a listening map to accompany a musical story.  3rd graders will sing, play and create a song using the pentatonic scale. 4th-6th graders will analyse song lyrics.

    March 25-29

    Kinder and 1st will act out a musical story.  2nd graders will have their reward parties.  3rd graders will identify steps and skips in written music.  4the graders will play instrumental ostinatos to accompany a song.  5th and 6th graders will audition for talent show or write 2 paragraphs about one of the auditions as a critique. 

    March 11-15

    Parties for K, 1, 3-6.  Recorder rehearsal and concert for 2nd!

    March 4-8

    4th-6th graders will work in groups to create a song in GarageBand and add original lyrics and dance moves to it for a class performance.  3rd graders will rehearse for their concert.  2nd graders will learn their last few songs to prepare for their concert.  Kinder and 1st grade students will finish learning about instruments of the orchestra.

    Feb. 25-March 1

    Kinder and 1st grade students will continue learning about instruments of the orchestra.  2nd graders will continue learning to play notes on the recorder while preparing for their concert.  3rd graders will continue learning to play  notes on the violin while preparing for their concert.  4th graders will begin playing chords on the keyboards.  5th graders will continue working at their own pace on playing melodies on the ukuleles.  6th graders will continue playing songs in the key of C of the ukuleles.

    Feb. 19-22

    6th graders will begin playing songs in the key of C on the ukuleles.  5th graders will continue working at their own pace, while playing melodies on the bariton ukuleles.  4th graders will continue playing treble and bass clef melodies on the keyboards at their own pace.  3rd graders will rehearse for their upcoming violin showcase.  2nd graders will learn to play High C and High D on the recorders.  Kinder and 1st grade students will begin learning to identify instruments of the orchestra.

    Feb. 11-15

    Students in grades K, 1, 4, 5, 6 will sing and dance to a super fun Valentine Song! They'll love it, I promise!  2nd graders will learn to play High C and D on the recorder and 3rd graders will work on songs for their violin concert!

    Feb. 4-8

    Kinder and 1st graders will continue singing and playing solfege syllables, adding Low Do.  2nd graders will learn to play Low D on the recorder.  3rd graders will learn to play B, on the A string of the violin.  4th graders are working at their own pace to play keyboard songs.  5th graders are working at their own place to play song on the barition ukulele and 6th graders will finish playing songs in the key of G on the baritone ukuleles.

    Jan. 28-Feb. 1

    6th graders are working on their origninal, key of G composition and song and when finished will begin developing a chrord progression for the 6th grade song.  5th graders are working at the own pace to learn to play each string of the ukulele.  4th graders are working at their own pace to learn to play treble and bass clef melodies on the keyboard.  3rd graders are learning to play their first finger note, E, on the violin.  2nd graders are learning to play E on the recorders.  Kinder and 1st graders are continuing to sing and play with Sol, Mi and La.

     

    Jan. 22-25

    6th graders are working on their origninal, key of G composition and song.  5th graders are working at the own pace to learn to play each string of the ukulele.  4th graders are working at their own pace to learn to play treble and bass clef melodies on the keyboard.  3rd graders are learning to play their first finger note, E, on the violin.  2nd graders are learning to play E on the recorders.  Kinder and 1st graders are adding La to their solfege singing and playing.

    Jan. 14-18

    Kinder and 1st grader will continue singing and playing using solfege syllable, Sol and Mi.  2nd graders will begin working on their Yellow Belt recorder song, using B A G.  3rd graders will learn to prepare the bow for use on the violin.  4th graders will continue playin treble clef keyboard songs.  5th graders will perform a playing test on the E string of the baritione ukulele and 6th graders will perform with their group "Twinkle, Twinkle" by strumming G C D7 and singing.  

    Jan. 7-11

    6th graders will learn to play 2 chords on the baritone uke, G and D7.  5th graders will learn to play 3 notes on the E string of the baritione ukulele.  4th graders will begin playing treble clef songs on keyboards.  3rd graders will learn the parts of the violin and how to pizz on the A and D string.  2nd graders will leearn to play B A, G on the recorders.  Kinder and 1st graders will sing, play and identify pitches Sol and Mi.

    Quarter 2

    Dec. 17-21

    Grades K-3 will have their end of the quarter reward days!  4th-6th graders will finish up their note reading playing and then have their reward day!

     

    Dec. 10-14

    6th graders are continuing to work on song form, this week, verse and refrain.  5th grade will begin relearning how to read notes on the treble clef staff.  4th graders will begin learning to create songs using different forms.  2nd and 3rd graders will finish up their note reading learning and Kinder and 1st graders will create a cup routine to accompany a holiday song.

    Nov. 26-30

    Kinder and 1st grade students will learn to identify how notes move up or down, melodic direction.  2nd and 3rd graders will continue playing, reading and singing notes on the treble cleff staff.  4th grade studdents will finish learning a creating using different song forms.  5th and 6th grade students will finish up their treble clef note reading playing and begin composing.  

    Nov. 19-20

    All grades will sing and/or play Thanksgiving songs

    Nov. 13-16

    5th and 6th graders will finish their FORM studies and begin reading treble clef notation.  4th graders will begin reading treble and bass clef notation.  3rd graders will play and compose using treble clef notation.  2nd graders will learn the note A on the staff.  Kinder and 1st graders sing and create a song that has high and low sounds.

    Nov. 5-9

    Kinder and 1st grade students will learn to hear the difference between high and low pitches.  2nd graders will review notes C, D, E, F and learn to identify and play G.  3rd graders will begin learning to read, sing and play notes on the treble clef staff.  4th graders are learning to identify and create songs using different song forms.  5th and 6th graders will wind out their music quarter by creating a movie storyline presentation to accompany the, "Radesky March".

    Oct. 29-Nov. 2

    5th and 6th graders will begin composing songs in treble clef.  4th graders will begin learning to read notes on the bass clef staff.  3rd graders will finish learning about song form-ABA.  2nd graders will read, sing and play notes C, D, E and F.  Kinder and 1st graders will sing and create alternate lyrics to a call and response song.

    Oct. 22-16

    Grades K-1 and 3-6 will continue learning about song form and creating original songs to demonstrate their understanding.  6th grade will begin creating the Refrain section of the 6th grade song to be sung at the end of the year.  2nd graders will begin learning to read notes on the treble clef staff, C, D, E.

    Oct. 15-19

    All grades will be learning about song form and singing and creating movements to demonstrate their understanding of the song form being discussed.

     

     

    Quarter 1

    Oct. 9-12

    All classes will have their end of the quarter reward day!

    Oct. 1-4

    Students in 4th-6th grades will perform their original cup composition for the class.  They will then learn about dynamics and add them to their song.  3rd graders will compose a melody for voice and boomwhackers using Do, Re and Mi.  2nd graders will review all rhythms learned and sing and play using dynamics.  Kinder and 1st grade students will review all rhythms and play rhythm games to reinforce their learning.

    Sept. 24-28

    Students in 4th-6th grades will finalize their original cup song and practice to get it performance ready.  3rd graders will take a singing assessment that demonstrates their understanding of basic rhythm and pitches.  Kinder-2nd graders will continue learning of dynamics in music and how to add them to enhance their song.

    Sept. 17-21

    Students in 4th-6th will continue creating their origianl cup song, with lyrics and cup movements.  3rd graders will review all rhythms and symbols and sing using solfege.  2nd graders will sing and play using dynamics.  kinder adn 1st graders willl sing and play using loud and soft dynamics.

    Sept. 11-14

    Students in Kinder and 1st will move, sing and play a song that uses quarter (ta), eighths (ti-ti) and quarter rests.  2nd graders will read, sing and play using half notes.  3rd graders will begin learning to identify solfege syllables and music symbols.  4th-6th graders will begin creating an original cup song to finish out their rhythm unit.

    Sept. 4-7

    Students in grades 3-6 will continue composing using the rhythms they learned last week.  2nd graders will read, sing, play and compose using sixteenth notes (TKTK).  Kinder and 1st graders will compose using quarter (TA) and eighths(Ti-Ti)

    Aug. 27-31

    Kinder and 1st grade students will begin learning musical notation with quarter and eighth notes-Ta and Ti-Ti.  They will read, sing and play instruments from musical notation.  2nd graders will add the quarter rest to their rhythm skills and compose using quarter, eighths and quarter rests.  '3rd graders will learn to identify, read, sing and play using 4 sixteenth notes.  4th graders will add the dotted quarter, dotted half and single eighth rests and notes to their reading, singing and playing skills.  5th and 6th graders will add 2 sixteeth/eighth notes combinations to their reading, singing and playing skills.

    Aug. 20-24

    Students in grades 2nd-6th will begin their rhythm units, with each grade learning more difficult rhythm patterns.  Groups will identify, read, notate and perform in class to demonstrate their understanding.  Kinder and 1st grade students will learn to distinguish between steady beat and rhythm.

    Aug. 13-17

    After a great first week back, students in grades 2nd-6th will be ready to finish and perform their songs they created for Kinder students!  Look for the winning song from each class to be posted in the videos link!  They will then review rhythms proviously learned as they gear up for their rhythm unit.  Kinder and 1st grade students will spend time learning about steady beat and how to find it.  They will use movement and instruments to show they can follow along.

    Aug. 7-10

     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.