Mrs. Larsen's Music Notes

UPCOMING CONCERTS AND EVENTS:


Graduation: High School Choir June 9th-HUGE CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!!! We will miss you next year!

 

NOTEWORTHY MENTIONS:

Huge Congratulations to all the choirs grades 5-12! You all did a great job performing your final Spring Concert this past Tuesday! Way to end the year on a good note! ;-) 

Elementary School: Mallet Maddness Time :-)

Kindergarten/1st grade:
Students will be learning how to play various pitched and un-pitched percussion. Some of the songs/chants your child will be learning in the next few weeks include: Peas Poridge, Jack and Jill, 1, 2 Buckle my shoe. They will also learn "High" and "Low" sounds on the following instruments: Tambourine, hand drum, tone block, glockenspiel, xylophone and metalaphone. Students will learn how to rotate to new instrument stations carefully and quickly. And lastly, students will be able to play each instrument carefully and correctly. 

2nd/3rd Grade: 
Students will be learning how to play various pitched and un-pitched percussion. Some of the songs/chants your child will be learning in the next few weeks include: Peas Poridge, Jack and Jill. In additon to simple songs, they will learn how to play a simple melody and a bodrin beneath the melody. They will also learn "High" and "Low" sounds on the following instruments: Tambourine, hand drum, tone block, glockenspiel, xylophone and metalaphone. Students will learn how to rotate to new instrument stations carefully and quickly. And lastly, students will be able to play each instrument carefully and correctly. 

4th Grade: Students will be learning about percussion instruments from a series of videos called Music Workshop.  They will learn about drums, drum kits, the difference between pitched and un-pitched percussion and they will learn about found percussion. Grades K-3 have already had this lesson. Once 4th graders are finished with the video, they will be working on mallet instrument stations similar to grades 2-3. 

5th Grade Choir:  Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) time! Students will be comparing two pieces of music and asked to write a brief paragraph on the differences between the two. 
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