The 2nd graders worked together on this informal production of Seussical as part of our Right to Read Week activities. It will be shown to the entire school in the mornings before announcements.
Monday, May 19, 2014
The 1st grade classes show the beat and form (AABAcoda) of Tchaikovsky's Trepak (Russian Dance) from Nutcracker. Watch how the jumps occur on the accents. This activity comes from Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My by Artie Almeida.
Monday, February 17, 2014
The kids learned this the same day we took this video. Far from performance quality, but they were enjoying it so much that I just had to share! The song, "Viva Valentine", by Teresa Jennings is in the text, SPOTLIGHT ON MUSIC, grade 1.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The third graders have been learning about the 4 families of the orchestra. The latest topic was The Percussion Family. Here is Mrs. Dowers' class performing the the "Crash, Boom, Bang" and adding a percussion accompaniment. (This song can be found in John Jacobson's Music Express)
The second graders have been learning about beat, rhythm, and pitch. Here is Mrs. O'Banion's class adding rhythm instruments on various beats to "The Frog in the Bog". We will be turning it into a song by adding pitch and playing a accompaniment on the barred instruments. Watch for the finished product soon! (This activity is from the book Interactive Folk Songs, by Cristi Cary Miller)
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
The kindergarten classes enjoyed learning this fun movement song. They're having so much fun that they don't even realize that they are working on walking to the beat! This is from a collection by Denise Gagne called Movement Songs Children Love.
The fifth grade classes reviewed the scale, and rhythms with this catchy little tune. Listen for the syncopated rhythm (short-long-short) in the scale pattern. Despite the serious looks on their faces, the students really enjoyed this. (They were a bit camera shy)
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
The first videos of the 2013-2014 school year are of our 6th graders. They are performing a piece called "Mbira Jam" from the collection, Hot Marimba, by Walt Hampton I am very proud of the way they all worked together to make this piece happen!