Mrs. Jenkel's Music Blog

Summit and Ixonia Elementary Music

Back-to-School Update

I am looking forward to another wonderful year of music learning with the students! I will be keeping up this music blog as a way to communicate the happenings of the music room. Watch for grade level features throughout the school year. Updates will be sent via email and the Husky Herald. A link to this blog is on the front page of Summit's website.


Concert dates, curriculum, and rules of the music room are included in this blog update.

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2015-2016 Concert Dates

Music concerts for parents are at 2:00 p.m.


5K- “All Things February” Concert on Thursday, February 25th

1st Grade- Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 17th

2nd Grade- Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 3rd

3rd Grade- “Celebrating the Regions” Concert on Tuesday, May 17th

4th Grade- Wisconsin Program on Tuesday, April 19th

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3rd and Fourth Drama Club

Drama club is an extra-curricular activity, in which students work together to put together a musical over a period of five to six weeks. Rehearsal times/dates may vary a little but are usually scheduled Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:45-5:00 p.m.


4th Grade Drama Club

Students will have the opportunity to perform “The Emperor's New Clothes” in fourth grade drama club. Drama club students will perform on Friday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. for parents. Student sign-up packets will be sent home with students in mid-September, and rehearsals will begin in late September.


3rd Grade Drama Club


Students will have the opportunity to perform “Of Mice and Mozart” in third grade drama club. Drama club students will perform on Friday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m. for parents. Student sign-up packets will be sent home with students in late January, and rehearsals will begin early February.

Music Room Agreements

Rules of the Music Room

(Summit's Husky Paw)


1. Be Safe

2. Be Respectful

3. Be Honest and Trustworthy

4. Be Our Best

5. Have Fun!


This looks like…


1. Taking care of our things (instruments, pencils, clipboards, carpet squares)

2. Following directions

3. Good Listening


This sounds like…

1. Using the right volume level

2. Musical sounds

3. Kind/honest words


This feels like…

1. Home (Welcoming/Friendly)

2. Believing in Each Other

3. Safe/Comfortable

4. A Place of Learning

5. Fun!


Consequences for Individual Behavior


When a student breaks one of the rules of the music room, I will say:


Yellow-1st time, Orange-2nd time, Red-3rd time


When I say red, the students must go back to the reflection chair and fill out a Think Sheet.

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Music Curriculum

Here are the concepts the students and I will be working on this year.


Kindergarten- Speaking vs. singing; Keeping a steady beat; Moving to classical music; Playing hand-held instruments (like rhythm sticks, sand blocks, and hand drums).


1st Grade- Singing and reading melodies with so, mi, and la; Chanting and reading rhythms with quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests; Learning about musical form (AB or two-part form).


2nd Grade- Singing and reading melodies, with do, re, mi, so, la; Chanting and reading rhythms with half notes, half rests, dotted half notes, whole notes, and whole rests; Learning about musical form (AB or two-part form; Rondo form)


3rd Grade- Singing and reading melodies with do, re, mi, so, la, high do, low so and low la; Chanting and reading rhythms with whole notes, whole notes and rests, and syncopation; Learning about and attending an age-appropriate opera performance


4th Grade- Singing and reading melodies with fa and ti; Chanting and reading rhythms with dotted quarter notes and eighth notes; Learning about the families of instruments and attending a symphony orchestra performance; Playing the recorder

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4th Grade Recorders

Fourth graders will start recorders in February, so I will be making a purchase in mid-January. Look for information about recorders in early January. I will order recorders through Macie Publishing. You will purchase the recorder through Skyward.

Mrs. Sherry Jenkel

I teach general music at Summit Elementary and Ixonia Elementary (5K and 1st grade).
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