Mrs. Jenkel's Music Blog
Summit and Ixonia Elementary Music
Concert dates, curriculum, and rules of the music room are included in this blog update.
2015-2016 Concert Date
The 5K and 1st Grade Holiday Concert is on Thursday, December 10th at 6:15 p.m.
All students are expected to attend the night performance.
Music Room Agreements
Rules of the Music Room
(Ixonia Falcon Rules)
1. Be Safe
2. Be a Learner
4. Be Kind
5. Keep Everyone in Mind
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
4. A Place of Learning
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 think about two questions:
1. What did I do to get in the reflection chair?
2. What do I need to change to be successful?
After class, I speak with the students and call home after school.
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).