1st Grade Music Notes

October 2015

Our October Learning Goals

  • I will be able to answer a question with my singing voice
  • I will be able to move to the music and show steady beat
  • I will be able to identify sounds that go up and down
  • I will be able to move to the rhythm and the beat

October Songs We Have Learned

  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • The Very Busy Spider (book by Eric Carle)
  • Stirring the Stew
  • Big Black Cats
  • Hippity Hop to the Candy Shop
  • Pumpkin Stew
  • In The Hall of the Mountain King (listening and moving)

Listening to "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

We spent time learning about this classic piece by Edvard Grieg. Originally written to accompany a children's tale about a curious boy's encounter with the dangerous mountain King (troll), we read a book by Allison Flannerry and acted out the story of Peer Gynt's adventures into the mountain. We also read rhythms (ta= one sound, ti-ti= two sounds, and rest=silence).

Check more on this famous song on the Classics for Kids website: http://www.classicsforkids.com/activitysheets/october2009.pdf

In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt) by Edvard Grieg

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 First Grade Concert/Informances are: Tuesday, January 19 (Miss Backe and Miss Jolliff's classes) at 6:30pm (Grandparents day at 2pm) and
Thursday, January 21 (Mrs. LaVelle, Mrs. Peeler, and Mrs. Evans's classes) at 6:30pm (Grandparents day at 2pm)

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