Here are a few photos from the Grade 1 Concert today. Thank you to everyone who came! Here is the link to the video of the show.
Please see the attached letter for information about the Grade 1 concert which will take place on March 7 at 8:00 am.
This week, Grade 2 learned a folk dance for the song “Rocky Mountain.” They also learned an accompaniment for the piece that they can play on the xylophones. The piece was sounding good by the end of the week! We learned a new note, do, to add to our collection. We now know four notes! We also began to learn about the Orchestra. We started by learning the names of the four instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. We learned about the string family. Next week we will learn more about the other families and more about the orchestra in general.
This week was the last week of music for KG2 until March. We focused on sound vs silence and continued to explore the xylophones. The songs we learned this week were “Bow Wow Wow”, “Kye Kye Kule”, “Closet Key”, and “Froggie Went a Courtin'”. I have added a video of each class playing the xylophones. They had to watch me and when I held up the symbol for silence (Z) they had to stop playing.
We were back from the break this week with KG2 and back into music! This week we reviewed high and low sounds and continued to work on expressing how music makes us feel. We also started learning about sounds and silences in music. We learned a song called “Aiken Drum” which let us make up how we think the man in the moon looks. We have some very interesting creations! We also learned the “Penguin Polka” and the dance that goes with it. We started learning “Let Your Light Shine” and our songtale this week was “What a Wonderful World”. Next week is our last week of music until March.
This was our last week before the Winter Break! This week KG2 practiced expressing themselves through movement and saying how music makes them feel. We danced like candy canes to the Candy Cane Dance from “The Nutcracker”. I also brought in my instrument, the euphonium, and showed them how it works and played a piece.
I hope you all enjoy your break! I will see you in January.
This week was the first week back in music for KG2! I am very excited to be working with them again. This week we learned about high notes and low notes. We also played with the Orff instruments for the first time and learned their names: xylophones and metallophones! We learned to play “Bounce High, Bounce Low” on these instruments. We also learned a new fingerplay, “Little Mousie Brown”, explored our voices by following the shape of a ribbon, made up silly rhymes for the song “Down by the Bay”, played a new game, “Little Sally Walker”, and talked about emotions with “John the Rabbit”. Our songtale this week was “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
Here are the dates that each grade has music for Trimester 2:
KG2: December 4 – January 18
Grade 2: January 21 – February 15
Grade 1: February 18 – March 15
This week was the last week of music for Grade 1 until February. This week we learned about the Journey of Music and talked about how music is created. Then we put this into practice by composing our own pieces and performing them for the class. We learned one new song this week, “Tony Chestnut” and had a lot of fun singing and do the movements to this song. Next week I will be back with KG2 for the second rotation of specials.
This week in Grade 1 we learned new rhythms! We learned ta, tadi, and rest and played a fun Poison Rhythm game to practice. We also kept learning about solo and ensembles as well as new songs and games. We learned “No More Pie”, which we danced to using all of our levels (high, medium, and low). We sang “Fiddlers Playing” and got to experience a new instrument: the tambourine! The class was split into three groups: one group sang the song, one group played the tambourines, and one group danced with ribbons. Finally, we learned a new game: “All Around the Buttercup”. Next week is the last week of music for Grade 1 (for now) and we will be learning about the Journey of Music.