1st Grade Music Notes

November 2016

Our November Learning Goals

  • I will be able to identify ta and ti-ti (an early form of quarter note/eighth note rhythms)
  • I will be able to play the woodblock with good technique
  • I will be able to write rhythms

November Songs We Have Learned

  • Chase the Squirrel
  • Hop Old Squirrel
  • Peas Porridge Hot
  • Engine, Engine Number 9
  • Gobble, Gobble, Gobble
  • Walk and Stop
  • I Can Play the Woodblock
Gobble Gobble
Chase the Squirrel- on instruments!
Chase the Squirrel- instruments

Dates to Remember

  • December 15- 2nd grade trip to IBT Nutcracker (10am), grandparents day performance at 2pm, and concert at 6:30pm
  • January 24- 1Ba, 1Pe, 1Ti First Grade informances at 6:00pm (grade levels will be split in half, one group goes 24th and other group goes 26th)
  • January 26- 1Jo and 1Ev First Grade informances at 6:00pm
  • February 24- Fourth Grade Drama Club Performance 6:30pm
  • March 16- Fourth Grade CONCERT 6:30pm
  • April 11- Third Grade Concert at 6:30pm
  • April 25- Fifth Grade Concert at 6:30pm
  • May 8-12 Talent Day during 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

What Does Mrs. Amsler Want for Christmas?

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