1st Grade Music Notes

First Quarter 2017

Our First Quarter Learning Goals

  • I will be able to follow the rules of music
  • I will be able to use my singing voice
  • I will be able to move to show steady beat
  • I will be able to draw the steady beat
  • I will be able to SING my name
  • I will be able to play up and down on instruments

Songs We Have Learned

  • Bonjour Mes Amis

  • Hickety Tickety Bumblebee

  • Two Little Apples

  • Clap Your Hands

  • I Think Music’s Neat

  • Hickory Dickory Dock

  • Sing Me Your Name

  • Legs and All

  • Fang and Twang

  • Itsy Bitsy Spider


A glockenspiel (pronounced "glock-en-shpeel") is a musical instrument made of a set of steel bars mounted in a frame and struck with mallets. In German, the word "GLOCKENSPIEL" means "play bells".

Special Friends in Music Class

Our 1st Grade Concerts are in January!

No, your child does not have two concerts- we are splitting the classes into two sections to perform on two different days! This gives us a more intimate, personal concert experience and tends to be less intimidating for first time music students. Our concerts in first grade are INFORMANCES- a concert experience that invites the audience to participate and experience music class along with the students!

Our grade levels will be split in half, three classes will perform on January 23rd and the other two classes will perform on January 25th). We will also have special afternoon performances for our grandparents at 2pm on those days.

Details and specifics will be announced later this fall.


Help Us Get Enough Instruments for Everyone!

We are trying raise funds to purchase instruments for our classroom. Our goal is to have enough barred instruments (xylophones, glockenspiels, metallophones) for an entire class of students- thanks to a recent grant from DonorsChoose.org, we are only 3 instruments away from this goal!

If you didn't get a chance to donate towards our last project, please consider donating towards our new one. You can donate $1 or as much as you are able- every little bit counts! Please consider sharing this link and help support music in OUR school!

You can view our project by clicking on this link: https://www.donorschoose.org/jmmusic

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