1st Grade Music Notes

September 2016

Our September Learning Goals

  • I will be able to follow the rules of music
  • I will be able to use my singing voice
  • I will be able to move to show steady beat
  • I will be able to draw the steady beat
  • I will be able to SING my name
  • I will be able to play up and down on instruments

September Songs We Have Learned

  • Bonjour Mes Amis

  • Hickety Tickety Bumblebee

  • Two Little Apples

  • Clap Your Hands

  • I Think Music’s Neat

  • Hickory Dickory Dock

  • Sing Me Your Name

  • Legs and All

  • Fang and Twang

  • Itsy Bitsy Spider

Bonjour mes Amis
Hickory Dickory- 1Ev
Hickory Dickory Up and Down


A glockenspiel (pronounced "glock-en-shpeel") is a musical instrument made of a set of steel bars mounted in a frame and struck with mallets. In German, the word "GLOCKENSPIEL" means "play bells".

Special Friends in Music Class

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 24 (Miss Backe, Mrs. Tilford, and Mrs. Peeler's classes) at 6:00pm and Thursday, January 25 (Miss Jolliff and Mrs. Evans's classes) at 6:00pm

Help Us Get Enough Instruments for Everyone!

We are trying raise funds to purchase instruments for our classroom. Our goal is to have enough barred instruments (xylophones, glockenspiels, metallophones) for an entire class of students- thanks to a recent grant from DonorsChoose.org, we are only 7 instruments away from this goal!

If you didn't get a chance to donate towards our last project, please consider donating towards our new one. You can donate $1 or as much as you are able- every little bit counts! Please consider sharing this link and help support music in OUR school!

You can view our project by clicking on this link: https://www.donorschoose.org/jmmusic