2nd Grade Music Notes

February/March/April 2016

Our February/March/April Learning Goals

  • I will be able to listen and identify wood or metal instruments.

  • I will be able to perform forte (loud) or piano (quiet)

  • I will be able to perform rhythms

  • I will be able to explain why music is important to me.

  • I will be able to identify instrument families.

  • I will be able to sing songs using solfege

  • I will be able to read music

  • I will be able to move to show changes in music.

Songs We've Learned

  • All Around the Brickyard

  • Jeremiah Blow the Fire

  • Noble Duke of York

  • A Hunting We will Go
  • My Aunt Came Back
  • The Closet Key

  • Horton Horton You're So Sweet (Sugar Sugar)

Closet Key

Who is Mr. Everybody?

Mr. Everybody's Musical Apartment is a silly story that we use to help us learn how to name the notes on the music staff (those five lines and four spaces). We use the initials of the characters to learn the names on the notes. We will eventually use this story to help us name notes on a test. The week before a test, students will get their own set of flashcards to take home and study as homework. Book two covers notes C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. Our final test will be the week of MAY 9-13.

You can learn more about Mr. Everybody's Musical Apartment by visiting the JM Music Website: http://hobart.schoolwires.com/Page/3190

Talent Day is Coming Soon!

Talent Day in Music Class (aka- Show and tell for music!) is coming the week of May 16-20. Students will have the opportunity to share their special talents in an intimate classroom setting. Parents are invited to attend as a guest.

Students are not required to perform in Talent Day, but they are required to participate in some capacity. Some students may wish to be a "roadie" and set up equipment for the performers, some may want to be an emcee and introduce the performers, some may simply wish to demonstrate good audience procedures.

Students should practice their special talent in preparation for this special time in music class. We are looking forward to an exciting week of talent!

Extra copies of the Talent Day sign up for performers can be found on the music website, as well as outside the music classroom. Forms are due to Mrs. Amsler by May 9. http://hobart.schoolwires.com/Page/6962

Music in Our Schools

During the month of March, we talked about why and how music is important in our lives. We also studied instrument families, made our own string instruments out of recycled items, and got to try out several band and orchestra instruments at our "Instrument Zoo". A special thanks to all the parents that came in and helped out with this big event! We made a "joyful noise"!

April- Jazz Appreciation Month

In the month of April, we brainstormed about what jazz is and learned about jazz music. We moved, listened, and even read stories about jazz.

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