4th Grade Music Notes

November/December 2015

Our November/December Learning Goals

  • I will be able to READ MUSIC
  • I will be able to listen and evaluate our concert performance
  • I will be able to play and identify G and E on my recorder

November/December Songs We Have Learned

  • Engine, Engine

  • Starlight, Starbright

  • Zemir Atik (Israeli folk dance)

Engine Engine

Watch Our 4th Grade Concert Videos Here:


We have begun to learn how to play recorders. Listen to our very first notes as a class on the first day of recorder: http://hobart.schoolwires.com/Page/9271

Imagine how much better we will be with a little bit of practice!

Visit the music website for an extra copy of the book, helpful videos, and other recorder information: http://hobart.schoolwires.com/Page/3183

"Mad Minute" Tests

We are continuing our study of reading music with our "Mad Minute" test series. Students have 1 minute to name 30 note names that they need to have memorized. Memorizing note names improves students’ overall music reading performance; it decreases the amount of time to translate written music to instruments and allows students to move onto more challenging concepts.

We are tracking our progress so that we can see if they are improving on their music reading skills. Please support your student by helping him/her practice with flash cards or the optional worksheets that are sent home!

If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Amsler!

You can learn more about reading music by visiting the JM Music Website: http://hobart.schoolwires.com/Page/3190

Drama Club Information

A note on costuming went home last week. Visit the Drama Club website for a copy of the costume guide, handouts, calendars, and other important information: http://hobart.schoolwires.com/domain/751

Sign up for the Drama Club REMIND (text notification) group here: https://www.remind.com/classes/jmdrama

Remember, all lines and songs must be memorized after Christmas Break! We call this being "off-book".

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