Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016-2017 Music Program Schedule now available!

Mark your calendars and save the dates!  

The 2016-2017 Lincoln grade level music program schedule is now posted on the Program and Concert schedule tab at the top of this page.  I'll be adding in the Band, Orchestra, and Chorus dates later this week so that you have a quick list of programs and concerts.

March 13, 2017: 5th Grade will be presenting a musical called Off Their Rockers, which takes place in a senior center.  It's a quiet place until the center director decides to bring in some music and dance to add some excitement to their lives.  Jill and Michael Gallina, Hal Leonard.

April 24, 2017: 1st Grade will present The Very Lonely Firefly, by Eric Carle.  This program will showcase what the students have learned in music class this year while telling the fabulous Eric Carle tale through music.

May 15, 2017: Lights! Cameras! Action! will be the 3rd grade musical this year.  It will showcase music from many movies we know and love (i.e. Shrek and The Polar Express).  The 3rd graders will take you on a musical journey through some of Hollywood's favorite children's' movies. John Higgins and John Jacobson, Hal Leonard

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Welcome Back!!

Welcome back to the Music Room!  I am excited to share music class with Lincoln students again this year.  Students, get ready to dance, sing, move, read, create, perform, and play music when you come to see me in the music room.  I've attached a picture of the latest addition to the music room.  To know what it means, ask your child!  I'm sure they would be happy to tell you.

Check back here regularly for information about what's going on in the music room, program dates/times, chorus information, and links to activities your child can do at home.

Cheers to a great year!
Mrs. Passini

Friday, January 15, 2016

3rd Grade Music Program in February!

The 3rd Grade students began working on their music program for next month.  This year, students will be performing Destination America!, a musical that's all about, well, music!  Not just any music, Destination America! is all about American music and which part of the United States is the center for each type of music.  We started this week with Country music and Rock 'n' Roll!

Mark your calendars- February 25 at 6:30pm!

Destination: America!

January Learning Objectives

Here are our learning objectives for this month!

Kindergarten:  I can sing high and low music.
1st Grade:  I can sing, hear, write and read so-mi melodies.
2nd Grade: I can hear and sing rhythms that last longer than one beat.
3rd Grade:  I can identify do, re, mi, so and la on the music staff.  I can hear and sing rhythms that                           last for longer than two beats.
4th Grade:  I can perform recorder songs that use Low E.
5th Grade:  I can perform recorder songs that use Low E and C.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November Learning Objectives

November has been busy!  Check out our learning objectives for the start of Trimester 2!

Kindergarten:  I can hear high and low music.
1st Grade: I can hear and sing high and low tones.
2nd Grade:  I can compose and perform my own rhythms.
3rd Grade:  I can identify Do, Re, Mi, So, and La on the music staff.
4th, 5th, and Level 3:  I can rehearse my musical performance for the 12/15/15 music program.

Level 3 Music Program is coming!

Chicago Teams

On December 15, the Level 3 students will present

An Evening of Chicago Sports!

That's right- all of your favorite Chicago sports teams have fight songs or songs that are associated with each team.  The Level 3 students have been hard at work learning these songs to share with you on December 15th.

Our schedule for the night is as follows:

6:30 Performance: Students who have Mr. Bower, Mrs. Everett, Mrs. Harte-Naus, and Mrs. Vail

7:30 Performance: Students who have Mrs. Brennan, Mr. Klingberg, Mrs. Mason, and Mr. Pindar

Parents and students, please feel free to dress in your favorite sports team's colors and gear.  It doesn't have to be a Chicago sports team- any sports team will do!

If your student is looking to practice some of our songs, I have added some links to videos on YouTube for practice.

Let's Go, Go White Sox!
Bear Down!
Go, Cubs, Go!
Here Come the Hawks

See you on December 15!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Objectives

I have been an absent blogger and I have to apologize.  All of the sudden it's October 1st!  What happened to September?
Well, it's been busy in the Music Room!  We are actively learning, playing instruments, reading stories, moving, dancing, playing games...  Check out or objectives for October!

Kindergarten:  I can keep a steady beat (this is the same as September, but it's a skill that serves as the foundation for all music concepts).
1st Grade:  I can identify sounds that go up, down and stay the same.
2nd grade:  I can find the strong beat in recorded music.
3rd Grade:  I can identify instrument families by sound, sight, and name.
4th grade:  I can explain the role of a time signature.
5th Grade:  I can name rhythms using numbers.

If you're checking the blog this week, come in and tell me the secret password for a blog-checker prize!  This week's password is 'candy corn'!