3rd Grade Music Notes

October 2015

Our October Learning Goals

  • I will be able to read music. (We worked on this one A LOT!)
  • I will be able to create music

October Songs We Have Learned

  • I Went to the Animal Fair
  • La Raspa (a Mexican folk dance)
  • The Banshee (listening)
  • Shake dem Halloween Bones

Check out our recording of "Animal Fair"

"The Banshee"- inspired compositions

This month we spent time composing and performing "prepared autoharp" pieces like Henry Cowell's "prepared piano" piece called THE BANSHEE. Watch his song and then listen to our student compositions on the music website: http://hobart.schoolwires.com/Page/9188

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. Our next test is review over Book 2 (CDEFGAB). We will eventually learn new notes in Book 3 by the spring semester. The week before a test, students will get their own set of flashcards to take home and study as homework.


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

Important Dates


  • December 3, 6:30pm - 2nd Grade Nutcracker Concert (Grandparents day at 2pm) and Field Trip to IBT 10am
  • January 19, 6:00pm- 1st Grade "Informance" Concert (Miss Backe and Miss Jolliff's classes) Grandparents day at 2pm
  • January 21, 6:00pm- 1st Grade "Informance" Concert (Mrs. LaVelle, Mrs. Peeler, and Mrs. Evans's classes) Grandparents day at 2pm
  • February 26, 6:30pm- 4th Grade Drama Club Performance
  • March 17, 6:30pm- 5th Grade Concert (Grandparents day at 2pm)
  • March 22-24 Instrument Zoo during Music Class
  • April 12, 6:30pm- 3rd Grade Concert (Grandparents day at 2pm)
  • May 16-20 Talent Week in Music Class

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