Fulton Middle School Explo Classes
Team FMS: Together, We Can! - September 25, 2015
Welcome to our EXPLO Team Newsletter!
7th and 8th grade is learning this through grid drawing and 6th grade is learning how to draw using the blind contour method.
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Ms. Glynn and Ms. Neudecker
8th Grade Wire choir is working on chord progressions with measured music as well as reading tablature. We will begin working on music for our concert on Tuesday October 20th next week. Wire Choir T-shirts will be in soon, exact prices will be given upon delivery.
7th Grade Band has been working on counting rhythms in cut time, and counting 16th note combinations. We will be taking a written test on cut time this week. Students need to make sure that they are bringing their instruments home to practice their music for their concert on Tuesday October 20th.
7th Grade Wire Choir has been working on reading and playing chord progressions as well as reading music in tablature. Music for the concert on Tuesday October 20th will be chosen soon. Wire choir t-shirts will be in soon, exact amounts will be given upon delivery.
6th Grade Band has been working learning their first five notes. 6th graders will also be making flash cards to help them recognize notes names along with fingerings and slide positions. Students should be taking their instruments home to practice for their very first concert on Tuesday October 20th.
Ms. Lehman and Dr. Moebes
Hornet Singers have been learning the basics of what a successful choir rehearsal looks like and how that benefits the ensemble. We have been preparing for our Fall Fine Arts Night coming up in October with our theme or "River Songs".
8th grade Arts Alive has been exploring the world of orchestral instruments and will continue to do so into next week. We have been diving into the different instrument families and even had a student demonstration on the cello!
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Hornet Pride Choir (7th grade) is diligently preparing the Fall Concert, scheduled for late October. We will be singing in English and Japanese! We are also excited to showcase two students in specials roles: 1 as a percussionist, and 1 dancer.
6th grade Arts Alive is wrapping up our study of music notation through note and rest values! Next, we will review reading pitches in treble clef. After that, we are learning a new skill - reading bass clef!
6th Grade rotations will begin in mid to late October with Coach Masek's PE classes going to health first.
7th Grade is continuing Project TNT (Towards No Tobacco Use) by covering topics like the impact of tobacco use on personal health, decisions making and refusal skills.
8th Grade is finishing up human reproduction and will begin our study of sexually transmitted infections.
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