MUSIC NEWS Week of 10.25

Kindergarten: This week, students danced the Danish Greeting Dance, played instruments along with the book The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, and practiced slow and fast tempos with the poem Slowly Slowly. 

1st Grade: This week, students performed My Many Colored Days and showed mood and tone color with their instruments. The will also be using instruments to accompany the book The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, and moving different parts of their bodies to dance the Skeleton Dance. 

2nd Grade: This week, students are playing a chord accompaniment on xylophones to the song Birds and Bats. They are also practicing echoing sol-mi patterns on instruments.   

3rd Grade: This week, students are performing their group rondo project in class and reflecting on their performance. Then, they are playing barred instruments along to the song Skin and Bones. 

4th Grade: This week, students played the Skeleton Dance on barred instruments, and read rhythms and played along to Hobgoblin by Robert Schumann. They will also be exploring and learning about Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens and acting out the poem the composition is based on. 

Orchestra: This week, students are learning the full song of Twinkle Variations, playing Mississippi Reel in 2 parts, and learning how to name notes on their instruments. They are filling out a fingering chart for their instruments, and practicing identifying open string notes on the music staff.  

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