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Cycle 21: After warming up, students discussed FORM in music. They watched a short video from Quaver music and practiced identifying form in several musical examples.
Cycle 20: After warming up, students learned a new song "Great Big House in New Orleans". Then we reviewed how the sounds travel in "Rocky Mountain." We added our solfege words to the movement, and then used our ipads to practice. We then discovered the PENTATONIC SCALE. Students used the Orff instruments (small wooden and metal xylophones) to practice the sound.
Cycle 19: After warming up, students learned a new song "Boots of Shining Leather." Then we reviewed the names of the notes and rests in music (whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth), and what they look like in music. Each student answered one flash card for a grade. Students then played "Chicken on a Fence Post" or "Tideo" as a class.
Cycle 18: After warming up, students learned a new song "Rocky Mountain." Then we reviewed how to count 16th notes. Each student had a chance to read a 16th note rhythm pattern for a grade. After everyone had a turn, we reviewed the rules and played "Chicken on a Fence Post." Finally we reviewed the connection between the STAFF and our hands (5 lines and 4 spaces) and practiced using our hands to write music.
Cycle 17: After warming up, students learned a new song "Tideo." Students discovered the hidden 16th notes in this song as well. We noticed they wrote a rhythm with 16th in the song. After reading that rhythm, Mrs. B brought up a new screen for students to read the rhythm and play rhythm sticks. Finally we moved to the song, "Alabama Gal".
Cycle 16: After warming up, students learned a new song "Chicken on a Fence Post." Students discovered the hidden 16th notes in the song. Then students used 4 chairs to review the notes in the note tree and how they were related to each other (whole, half, quarter and eighth). Finally we reviewed the song "Alabama Gal", found the hidden syncopation and talked about how you move in lines to the song.
Cycle 15: After warming up, students learned how all the notes and rests are connected in one big tree. They saw the patterns between notes and their names. Then they practiced using those names with two ipad games that were graded, a soccer game and a fishbowl game. Finally, the students learned a new song "Alabama Gal" and identified the syncopation in the song.
Cycle 14: After warming up, students ran the music for the Holiday Celebration as if they were performing. We discussed the "look fors" in how to stand up, sit down, perform and be a good audience member. Student then watched a short video from "Quaver's Marvelous World of Music" on the notes and rests.
Cycle 13: After warming up, students ran the music for the Holiday Celebration as if they were performing. We discussed the "look fors" in how to stand up, sit down, perform and be a good audience member. As the students practiced this, Mrs. B graded it. The students also review syncopation with a body percussion song. After reviewing how to read syncopation, the students had a turn to read the flash cards.
Cycle 12: After warming up our voices, the students reviewed the songs for the Holiday Celebration. The students also learned a new music word: SYNCOPATION and applied that to the "Canoe Song" as well as read flash cards with Syncopation.
Cycle 11: After warming up our voices, Mrs. B introduced "Jingle Bell Rock" the 3rd grade feature song for the 2019 Holiday Music Celebration. We heard the rest in the song at the very end and practiced writing music using Popsicle sticks. Mrs. B graded this activity today. We then reviewed "Up on the Housetop," "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "The Canoe Song" from the previous class.
Cycle 10: After warming up our voices, Mrs. B introduced "Here Comes Santa Claus" the opening song of our 2019 Holiday Music Celebration. We then reviewing the rest in music and practiced with flash cards. This cycle, students each had a turn to read a flash card that had a rest for a grade. We then sang "The Canoe Song" and learned a fun passing game to play while we sang.
After warming up our voices, the students practiced singing "You're a Grand Old Flag" in preparation for our Veteran's day assembly. We then review the rest symbol in music and practicing reading flash cards that had a rest. Students then had an old fashioned dance as we moved to "Old Brass Wagon" and then made it "Old Brass Wagon 2019." Finally, we reviewed the hand signs for sol and mi and Mrs. B taught them a new game called "Categories."
After warming up our voices, Mrs. B introduced "You're a Grand Old Flag." All of the students in the school will sing this together for our Veterans day program. To practice the words and for more information on the Veterans day program please see the side bar. After learning the song, we review the "du ta de ta" rhythm, called it by its real name of sixteenth notes and played the hand drums to the song "Sixteenth note Samba." If time allowed, we got in our game circle and sang/played "See the Old Witch."
After singing their "hello" greeting to Mrs. B, students were introduced to the "Sliding Sounds" screen on Quaver. For several classes, students will have the chance to create their own warm up for the class by moving around the different shapes. Next, students learned the folk song "Old Brass Wagon". After practicing it, they discovered that it had 4 sounds on one beat. We read it as "du ta de ta." In later classes we will call it a sixteenth note. Finally students practiced naming the lines and spaces on our music ipads using our online curriculum. You may remember learning the spaces spell FACE and the lines were "Every Good Boy Does Fine." The students also made up their own sayings to match the lines!
Cycle 5 and 6:
After singing their “hello” greeting to Mrs. B for a quick assessment, students learned the folk song “Dinah”. We discovered there are a lot of “low” sounds in the song. Next class, we will learn what hand sign goes with the low sound. We reviewed the musical terms staff, line note and space note. See if your students can explain them to you. Finally we sang the folk song “Shake Those Simmons Down” and changed the words to do actions like flossing, spinning and doing other fun dances!
Cycle 3 and 4:
Our Music Room has been quite busy as we review key concepts from last year and being to learn new concepts for this year!
In 3rd grade, students reviewed the idea of METER or the grouping of strong beats and weak beats. They loved the song “There’s a Hole in the Bucket”; ask them if they are a Henry or a Liza! The students have two assessments completed: showing they can keep the steady beat and reading a musical flash card with a steady beat (by using a metronome). Many classes have enjoyed moving to the steady beat and trying not to be caught in the tree with “Let Us Chase the Squirrel.”