Week of Feb. 13-17
Kindergarten: We have been using instruments to play "big and little hearts" to represent beat sounds. We have also played the singing game "Circle Round the Zero" and moved with scarves to explore music we hear.
1st Grade: We are learning the partner circle dance "Heel and Toe Polka" and beginning to explore line and space notes to prepare for reading and notating pitch on the music staff.
2nd Grade: We have learned to sing new note "Do" and played Mi, Re, Do patterns on barred instruments. We also started learning the partner handclapping mingle dance called "Sasha".
3rd Grade: We learned 3 ways to classify percussion instruments: wood, metal, and skin and practiced playing the different groups in a song.
4th Grade: We are learning the partner songs "All Things Shall Perish" and "Coffee". These contain large leaps with our voices so we are working on being on pitch and in tune. We are also applying two new notes to our recorder songs: low D and high D.
5th Grade: We collaborated with a partner to perform and hand clapping pattern and then create one of our own to perform with a poem about a donut shop. Next we will begin working on listening to music about snow and creating poems and artwork to connect with music by Claude Debussy.