Mrs. Shepard's Music
Kindergarten, First Grade, & Third Grade
May 1-11, 2018
Dear Wonderful Monroe Families,
In addition to promotion performance, kindergarten students are learning to recognize the direction of melodic patterns ascending and descending. We are also learning to distinguish between a steady beat and the rhythm of familiar songs. Songs and games for this week include March of the Dinosaurs, The Lunchbox Song, Mary Wore a Red Dress, and A Tisket, A Tasket.
Later this week and next week, we will look more at the musical element of form. Students will learn to recognize parts of a song that are the same(refrain) and different(verse). First Graders will identify verse and refrain in the following songs: Leapin’ Lizards, Mister Rabbit, and a Spanish counting song. We will also learn a Chinese Folk song called Cha Yang Wu.
In addition to our study of the orchestra, we will be working on the partner songs: Walking Home/Rocky Mountain. We will add body percussion to this song as well. We will We are also working to identify and interpret meter signatures of 3⁄4 and 4/4. Students are continuing to identify common notation elements such as Key Signatures, Double Bar Lines, and Repeat Signs in familiar songs.