FROM MRS. CHAPMAN'S ROOM
DISNEY SPECTACULAR CONCERT coming soon!! Read below to see how you can help.
DISNEY ALL-SCHOOL VOCAL CONCERT
June 3 & 4 at Beachwood Middle School, 7:00 p.m. as follows:
Last names A-L on June 3
Last names M-Z on June 4
Mrs. Chapman needs help with costumes and props for the concert. Please email her if you are willing to help make things or can sew.
3rd Graders have become recorder experts. This was the first year I taught recorder in 3rd grade, and they did a great job! Many of them completed the 12 song recorder program which featured rhythmic exercises for each note of G, A, B, C, D and songs such as "Au Claire De La Lune" and "Lightly Row." Those that finished the first book were challenged with more difficult songs like "Happy Birthday" and Do You Want To Build A Snowman."
Music Standards covered include: tell the difference between line and space notes, name the line and space notes, identify elements of music using developmentally appropriate vocabulary, follow and respond to cues of a conductor, play recorder with proper technique, read and perform rhythmic and melodic phrases, read and perform using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes and quarter rests, create criteria and use it to critique their own performances and the performances of others.
I was very impressed with the responsibility level and work ethic this year's 4th graders showed during our Recorder unit! Many students earned their Black Belt. Songs they learned on recorder included "Hot Cross Buns," "It's Raining," "Old MacDonald," and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Some students continued on after earning their black belt and worked on harder songs in the second book such as "Lullaby," "Take Me Out To The Ball Game," "Yankee Doodle" and the most difficult Gold belt song - "The Star Spangled Banner."
Music standards addressed include: tell the difference between line and space notes, name the line and space notes, identify elements of music using developmentally appropriate vocabulary, play recorder with proper technique, use constructive feedback to improve and refine musical performance.
5th Graders learned about Disney music and then worked on some different activities related to some of our concert songs. They were able to play boomwhackers, learn a cup game, a parachute routine and use playground balls for a rhythmic game.
Music standards addressed include: play classroom instruments with proper technique, read diatonic melodies on the treble clef, identify dynamics, listen to a wide variety of music, sing with accurate rhythm and pitch.