2nd Grade Music Notes

First Quarter 2017

Our First Quarter Learning Goals

  • I will be able to follow the rules of music while singing, dancing, and playing instruments!
  • I will be able to IDENTIFY so and mi as high and low pitches
  • I will be able to sing songs using solfege (so, mi and la)
  • I will be able to identify solfege (so, mi and la)
  • I will be able to read music.

Songs We Have Learned

  • Go! Go! Go!
  • Clap Your Hands
  • Charlie Over the Ocean
  • Traffic Lights (Red Light, Red Light, what do you say?)
  • Draw Me A Bucket of Water
  • Snail, Snail
  • 2, 4, 6, 8 Meet Me At the Garden Gate

Our 2nd Grade Concert is December 12, at 6:00pm

We have been working on songs for our concert! Our concert will be December 12th, at 6:00pm. Performance is one of the Indiana State Music Standards and at Joan Martin each grade level has ONE concert a year. This concert is our "test" for the semester and all students will be receiving a grade for their effort and personal best during the concert. Please let Mrs. Amsler know in advance if you have a conflict in schedules so an alternate assignment can be worked out.

PLEASE NOTE- this date may have been incorrectly marked as Dec. 14 in previous communications. December 12 is the correct and updated date for our concert. We will still take a field trip on December 14 to see the ballet.

Grandparents day is at 2pm on the day of our concert

We are also excited to announce that our Grandparent’s/Special Friend’s day will also be on December 12th. Grandparents and special friends are invited to watch our performance at 2:00pm in the Joan Martin Gym.


Who Is Mr. Everybody?

Mr. Everybody's Musical Apartment is a silly story that we use to help us learn how to name the notes on the music staff (those five lines and four spaces). We use the initials of the characters to learn the names on the notes. Our first test was review over Book 1 (CDEF). We will eventually learn new notes in Book 2 by the spring semester. The week before a test, students will get their own set of flashcards to take home and study as homework.

You can learn more about Mr. Everybody's Musical Apartment by visiting the JM Music Website: http://hobart.schoolwires.com/Page/3190


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 3 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

Dates to Remember

November 2- Intro to Musical Theater Workshop for interested 4th graders- 3:40-5:00

November 9- Fourth Grade Drama Club Auditions- 3:30-5:30

December 12- 2nd grade concert 6pm (Grandparent Performance at 2pm)

December 14- 2nd grade field trip to IBT Nutcracker (10am)

January 23 and 25- First Grade informances at 6pm (grade levels will be split in half, one group goes 23rd and other group goes 25th) Grandparent performances at 2pm.

February 23- Fourth Grade Drama Club Performance 6pm

March 19-22 Instrument Zoo during music class (tentative depending on parent volunteers)

March 13- Fourth Grade (4Extin, 4Jancich, 4Decker) CONCERT at 6pm

March 15- Fourth Grade (4Caddick, 4Hall, 4Hathaway) CONCERT 6pm

April 10- Third Grade Concert at 6pm

April 12- Fifth Grade Concert at 6pm

May 7-11 Talent Day during Music Class