RDS Music Notes!
Ravine Drive School Music Newsletter #3, June 2015
Which Famous Composer Wrote "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?"
Class performances (sound clips)
Mrs. Buchanan's 1st grade class sight singing the Purple Belt from "Solfege Karate":
Mrs. Forgie's Kindergarten class rehearsing the song "What a Wonderful World" during the Spring:
Mrs. Doyle's Kindergarten class rehearsing the song "Kindergarten Wall" during the Spring:
Mrs. Alvarez's Kindergarten class rehearsing the song "What a Wonderful World" during the Spring:
Mrs. Morrissey's Kindergarten class rehearsing the song "What a Wonderful World" during the Spring:
Kindergarten Music Students are Super Singers!
Kindergarten students also completed a unit on Saens-Saens', "Carnival of the Animals," which let us listen and move to music with various musical elements such as, high/low, short/long, fast/slow, up/down. We became excellent rhythm readers and can now read & perform rhythmic patterns using quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth notes. We especially love the game "Poison Rhythm" and take turns playing the leader in this "Simon says" style rhythm game.
The Kindergarten also read a sound story about a king who loved music but wasn't able to hear it. We identified characters in the story and chose instruments or body percussion we could use to match those characters. Students took turns performing their sounds while Ms. Walliczek read the story.
Finally, we have become amazing singers and are able to sightsing melodic patterns using "sol" and "mi" on the music staff while using our solfege hand signs. We had fun playing the "Bee Bee Bumblebee" game while we sang our first memory song and afterwards we performed and read the beat, rhythm and solfege on the music staff. We are super music readers!
Friday, June 19th, 10am
170 Ravine Drive
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