5th Grade Music Notes
First Quarter 2017
Our First Quarter Learning Goals
- I will be able to follow the rules of music while singing, dancing, and playing instruments
- I will be able to READ MUSIC
- I will be able to sing and write the words to the Star Spangled Banner
Our 5th Grade Concert is April 12, at 6:00pm
The Star Spangled Banner (unit!)
Important Dates to Remember!
November 2- Intro to Musical Theater Workshop for interested 4th graders- 3:40-5:00
November 9- Fourth Grade Drama Club Auditions- 3:30-5:30
December 12- 2nd grade concert 6pm (Grandparent Performance at 2pm)
December 14- 2nd grade field trip to IBT Nutcracker (10am)
January 23 and 25- First Grade informances at 6pm (grade levels will be split in half, one group goes 23rd and other group goes 25th) Grandparent performances at 2pm.
February 23- Fourth Grade Drama Club Performance 6pm
March 19-22 Instrument Zoo during music class (tentative depending on parent volunteers)
March 13- Fourth Grade (4Extin, 4Jancich, 4Decker) CONCERT at 6pm
March 15- Fourth Grade (4Caddick, 4Hall, 4Hathaway) CONCERT 6pm
April 10- Third Grade Concert at 6pm
April 12- Fifth Grade Concert at 6pm
May 7-11 Talent Day during Music Class
What Are "Mad Minute" Tests?
This month we started Mad Minutes in Music! Students have 1 minute to name 30 note names that they need to have memorized. Memorizing note names improves students’ overall music reading performance; it decreases the amount of time to translate written music to instruments and allows students to move onto more challenging concepts.
Although the grades will be posted in the grade book, hang tight- they will be averaged at the end of the semester for a single Mad Minute grade. We are tracking our progress so that we can see if they are improving on their music reading skills. Please support your student by helping him/her practice with flash cards or the optional worksheets that are sent home!
If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Amsler!
You can learn more about reading music by visiting the JM Music Website: http://hobart.schoolwires.com/Page/3190
Choir Club is in Session!
5th Grade Choir has been meeting once a week after school. We have been singing the Star Spangled Banner on the announcements each Thursday. It is a fun way to start our day!
Our first performance is November 10 during the school Veteran's Day program. Due to the size of our student body, parents are not permitted to attend unless your child has invited a Veteran. We will be video recording our performances and posting them on the Choir Website. Stay tuned for more information!
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