Elementary Specials

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Music – Week of Dec. 9

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Music – Week of November 11th

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Music – Week of October 28th

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Music – Week of October 14th

*Friendly reminder for students in grades 3-5 that recorders are due the week of October 28th. Please see our blog post from September 23rd for more details.*

PreK-KG1:

  • We are learning how to keep a steady beat.
  • We are learning how to use our singing voices.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of our personal space.

KG2:

  • We are learning how to keep a steady beat.
  • We are learning how to use our singing voices.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of our personal space.
  • We are learning how to sing songs fast and slow.

Grade 1:

  • We are learning how to identify the difference between vocal and instrumental music.
  • We are learning how to sight-read ta, tadi, and rest rhythms.
  • We are learning how to hear the elements of music.

Grade 2:

  • We are learning how to sight-read do-re-mi on the staff.
  • We are learning how to read and identify 2/4 and 4/4 time signatures.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of shapes with my body
  • We are learning how to compose a do-re-mi pattern.

Grade 3:

  • We are learning how to read notes in treble clef
  • We are learning how to show awareness of space with my body
  • We are learning how to hear the elements of music

Grade 4:

  • We are learning how to sight-read d-r-m-f-s-l-d’
  • We are learning how to read takadimi
  • We are learning how to play takadimi
  • We are learning how to perform a movement canon in multiple parts.

Grade 5:

  • We are learning how to read syncopated rhythms.
  • We are learning how to perform syncopated rhythms.
  • We are learning how to critically listen to music.
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Music – Week of October 7th

Early Childhood (PreK-KG2)

  • We are learning how to keep a steady beat.
  • We are learning how to use our singing voices.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of our personal space.

Grade 1:

  • We are learning how to hear the difference between vocal and instrumental music.
  • We are learning how to identify ta, tadi, and rest patterns.
  • We are learning how to show levels with our bodies.
  • We are learning how to play a solid bordun.

Grade 2

  • We are learning how to read and identify 2/4 and 4/4 time signatures.
  • We are learning how to create a ta, tadi, rest rhythm using bug names.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of shapes with our bodies.
  • We are learning how to compose melodic patterns using do, re, and mi.

Grade 3:

  • We are learning how to read treble clef note names.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of space with our bodies.
  • We are learning how to play different types of borduns.

Grade 4:

  • We are learning how to sight read do – re – mi – fa – so – la – do’
  • We are learning how to step ta, tadi, too, and toh rhythms.
  • We are learning how to play an arpeggiated bordun.

Grade 5:

  • We are learning how to identify a I – V – I chord progression.
  • We are learning how to read tadi-di rhythms.
  • We are learning how to perform tadi-di rhythms.
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Music – Week of Sept. 30th

Here’s what PreK – Grade 5 will be learning in music!

Early Childhood (PreK-KG2)

  • We are learning how to keep a steady beat.
  • We are learning how to use our singing voices.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of our personal space.

Grade 1:

  • We are learning how to sing ta, tadi, and rest patterns.
  • We are learning how to show levels with our bodies.
  • We are learning how to play a solid bordun.

Grade 2

  • We are learning how to sing a pentatonic scale.
  • We are learning how to create a ta, tadi, rest rhythm using bug names.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of space with our bodies.

Grade 3:

  • We are learning how to read treble clef note names.
  • We are learning how to sing partner songs.

Grade 4:

  • We are learning how to perform “fa”.
  • We are learning how to step ta, tadi, too, and toh rhythms.
  • We are learning how to play an arpeggiated bordun.

Grade 5:

  • We are learning how to read tadi-di rhythms.
  • We are learning how to perform tadi-di rhythms.
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Recorder Information

Dear Parents,

We will be starting Recorder in grades 3-5 the first week of November. Here is the immediate information you need:

What They Need: One soprano recorder (preferably Yamaha brand), a folder with their full name and class clearly written on the front, and a pencil.

Due Date: Week of October 28th

You can buy a soprano recorder from most music shops (found in malls around Dubai) and souq.com. Each homeroom will have a class bucket where students can keep their recorders. There will be days when students will be required to take recorders home and practice. Please be aware that if your child forgets their recorder, they will not be able to fully participate in class. It is their responsibility to remember and keep track of their instrument.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Worling (for Grade 3, 5RB, and 5KS) or Ms. Austin (Grade 4, 5AP, and 5KM).

Thank you,

Ms. Worling hworling@uasdubai.ae

Ms. Austin baustin@uasdubai.ae

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Welcome to the Music Room

 

Welcome to Elementary Music with Ms. Austin and Ms. Worling! We will be seeing all elementary students on a 3 day rotation with Art and PE.

In music, we teach the elements of music through singing, playing instruments, composing, improvising, and dancing. Our curriculum is aligned with the National Core Arts Standards (Creating, Performing, and Responding) as well as the AERO Standards. We hope to bring the musician out in all your children and have a lot of fun whilst doing so.

Grade 1 & 2 Concert: March 18th at 8:15 am in MPH

Grade 3 & 4 Concert: February 26th at 8:15 am in MPH

Grade 5 Concert: April 29th at 8:15 am in MPH

If your child is showing interest in starting after-school music lessons, feel free to email us for suggestions.  We both highly suggest starting on piano or violin, especially at an elementary age.

 

You can follow us at:

                                                                          

@msaustinmusic  @msworlingmusic                                  @MsAustinMusic  @msworlingmusic

 

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