MUSIC NEWS Week of 11.14 and Practice Resources!

I am writing this post after the devastating floods that have affected our communities. I pray for the families of our school and community wide who may have lost their homes, businesses, and belongings to the flood waters.

This time of year, all music classes are working on preparing and memorizing a song to perform for the Christmas Program. The students are meeting this challenge with enthusiasm, and I have had many request at-home practice recourses for their songs. For each grade, I will provide some useful links for you and your child to look at and listen to together. Even just listening to the song is very valuable and an easy, passive way to aide in learning the music. We will continue to spend class time learning the music, but with emergency closures and break coming up, I wanted to make sure these tools are available to those who want to take advantage of them.

After learning how to use the Index in the Breaking Bread books, 2nd grade students are practicing reading a song with multiple verses.

 

Kindergarten:
1. Song – Go Tell It On a Mountain
2. Hand Motions  

1st Grade: 
1. Song – The Friendly Beasts, Lyric Video
2. The Friendly Beasts, lyrics only 

2nd Grade:
1. Song – Soon and Very Soon, Lyric Video 
2. Just for fun- Virtual Choir version

3rd Grade:
1. Sing Along with Piano Accompaniment 
2. Choir Audio 
3.  Just for fun – Children’s hand bell ensemble 

4th Grade:
1. Sing Along with Piano Accompaniment
2. Choir Version 
3. Cedarmont Kids Version

Orchestra:
1. Song – O Come Little Children
2. Violin Version (Played on the E and A strings)
3. Viola Version
4. Violin/Viola Slow practice play along
5. Cello Version

MUSIC NEWS Week of 11.1

PK: This week, students are acting out the song Going on a Bear Hunt, and playing echo patterns and keeping a steady beat on rhythm sticks.

Kindergarten: This week, students are learning a song about hibernating bears, distinguishing between loud and quiet sounds, and creating loud and quiet patterns of their own to play on classroom instruments.

1st Grade: This week, students learned the song Bounce the Ball to practice keeping a steady beat. They also did active listening to the music of Autumn by Antonio Vivaldi, where they created a picture of what they heard.

2nd Grade: This week, students showed the actions of the song Tony Chestnut, and completed an active listening activity where they responded to the music Autumn by Antonio Vivaldi.

3rd Grade: This week, students completed an active listening response activity to the music of Autumn by Antonio Vivaldi. They also began learning the song and circle dance Old Brass Wagon.

4th Grade: This week, students practiced clapping syncopated rhythms, sung the Canoe Song in a 2 part round, and discussed and explored time signatures.

Orchestra: This week, students are learning to label their open string notes on the music staff, and beginning the learning of French Folk Song.

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