Monday, September 22, 2014

A Peek at My Week 9/22/14

Happy Monday!

    I am once again linking up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for her Peek at My Week!

Kindergarten is continuing their Farm unit with Cows this week- adding Cowbell to their repertoire of handheld percussion instruments and Tiptoe to their repertoire of movement words.

1st- 2nd graders took a break from Centers last week, but this week we are going back to them and each adding one *new center*:

      1st- coloring, Musical Groceries (sorting foods by sound- ta- 1 or ti-ti-2), sorting forte and piano pictures, and *Handheld Percussion Memory card game*
      2nd- coloring, Lego Rhythms, Rhythm Jenga, and *Musical Groceries (actually writing rhythms)*

Each class will also be doing a reinforcement activity before Centers- 1st graders will learn Hickory Dickory Dock and use Xylophones to show melodic movement going up and down and 2nd graders will do a melodic dictation to reinforce knowledge of Mi, Sol, and La on the musical staff.

3rd graders will start learning the whole Major scale on solfege syllables and learning how to identify them on the musical staff. We will try to ID all of the notes in the Music K-8 song, Light as a Brick and play it on Boomwhackers.

4th graders will play Recorder Baseball and listen to their chorus songs for the Winter concert in January.

5th graders will learn choreography to the song "Get Ready for This!," an activity that I learned about from Clare Eggleston at We Love Music at HSES! It's tons of fun and reinforces ABC form. We will also listen to their chorus songs for the Winter concert in January.

In addition to teaching, I am holding auditions for our new Before School Chorus- All Star Chorus- I had some awesome auditions last week and am looking forward to having some more this week!

Have a great last full week in September!
~Ms. Patrician

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