McKinley Weekly Update
Week of March 13th
Early Release Days
Students will be released at 12:15 on the dates below. Please plan accordingly.
- 3/22/23 Spring Parent Teacher Conferences
- 3/23/23 Spring Parent Teacher Conferences (regularly scheduled Th)
- 3/24/23 Spring Parent Teacher Conferences
What's Happening in McKinley Classrooms
Paraprofessional Opportunity at McKinley
Music at McKinley
Music classes in all grades have been actively learning throughout January and February!
TK- exploring songs about construction helped us practice keeping a steady beat with hammers, rhythm sticks and drums.
Kinder- moving to train songs helped us learn how the forces of motion effect tempo as the train music speeds up and slows down.
1st grade- reading and writing music maps helped us discern between high and low sounds and exploring our singing voices.
2nd grade- reading quarter notes and eighth notes has been a success; we are even dictating and writing these notes as we hear them!
3rd grade- learning a singing game from Iran helped us understand gravitational pushes and pulls. The song also prepared us to read new rhythm patterns.
4th grade- improvising with the boomwhackers is training our ears for reading melodies on a staff. We've also used the boomwackers to show the tempo and rhythmic ticking that a windmill can produce as it harnesses wind energy and converts it into electric energy.
5th grade- learning to play the recorders has been a great success!
See the pictures below