Friday, February 22, 2013

I mustache you to show your FACE

The 3rd Graders are busy learning the note names of the Treble Staff.  Students need to remember 'Every Good Boy Does Fine' to match the lines (acending order) and 'FACE' for the spaces (also in ascending order).  For fun, I gave all 3rd Grade students a paper plate and asked them each to draw a face on the paper plate.  I've gotten several fantastic faces back and can't wait to add more to our hallway board.  How, you ask?  Simply take a paper plate and create a face in the middle.  Once your plate is complete, bring it in and I'll hang it on our wall.

5th Grade Guitars!!!

Check out our fabulous work at our music program THIS MONDAY NIGHT! 
6:30- 7:30pm in the New Gym (Door 4)

Everyone has been busy preparing.  In addition to class time, many students have spent lunch recess in the Music Room with their guitars.  Check out these happy photos and I'll see you Monday!

Centers in 2nd Grade

2nd Graders have been very excited to have centers come to the music room!  Many of our activities coincided with 1st grade centers, but are focused around concepts we are learning in Music (i.e. half note and melodies using So-La-Mi-Do).  Check out some of our successes!

We listened to 'A-Tisket, A-Tasket' performed by the great Ms. Ella Fitzgerald.  We had a great time listening to this new style of music and completed a listening log to show what we heard in the music.

In the reading center, students worked to match the iPods.  One iPod had the melody pattern written on the music staff and the matching iPod had the melody pattern written in pitch syllables.  Students had to work together to match all of the iPods.

We played our new favorite in the games center!

The Instrument Center looks similar to the center completed in 1st grade this week but with one change- 2nd graders wrote melodies using 3 notes (So-La-Mi) instead of the two used in 1st grade.

In the writing center we completed a worksheet about half note and half rest.  Once the worksheet was completed, students practiced writing various music symbols found in written music.  Some of them are quite strange to us!

The students and I agreed that centers were great fun.  I can't wait to put together the next round of centers!