RDS Music Notes!
Ravine Drive School Music Newsletter, November 2014
Kindergarten Students Are Rhythm Ready!
Kindergartners also had a lot of fun learning about "The Surprise Symphony" by Franz Joseph Haydn, discussing dynamics in music and taking turns "conducting" the class to play loudly and softly, as we performed on percussion instruments.
1st Grade Music Maestros!
Kindergarteners are Super Solfege Singers!
Kindergartners are also exposed to the solfege scale from "do-do" and sing with hand signs to visualize pitch. We focus on internalizing "sol, mi and la" pitches to practice inner audiation skills and tonal patterns. Listen below as Mrs. Alvarez's class "sings in their head" while I play the xylophone, then vocalizes the pitches they hear.
Click below or copy the link to your web browser.
Trolls in 1st Grade Music Class!
2nd Graders explore music centers
For additional photos of 2nd graders enjoying music centers, please click here: http://www.marsd.org/Page/7103 or visit Ms. Walliczek's website linked in the last page of this newsletter.
Special thanks to Mrs. Irizzary for donating the Twister game. It has quickly become one of our favorite centers.
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3rd Grade Chorus Concert
Thursday, Jan. 29th 2015 at 7pm
Ravine Drive School, Matawan, NJ
Click the link below or copy it to your web browser to hear classes rehearsing the song, "Crawdad Song!" We are just beginning to learn the second half of the song.
Mrs. Thomson's class:
Ms. Schultz's class: