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Music - Ms. Daigle

NOID1Q02231Welcome! I hope that you're student is ready to be immersed into the world of music! Ukuleles, recorders, boomwhackers, drumming, dancing, singing, games, and theater are just some of the activities that I love to teach in class. Music is my passion and I absolutely adore sharing my love for it. The Christmas Pageants and Spring Concerts happen twice a year and showcase every grade's voice. If you have any questions, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

 

March 2017

Image result for leprechaun music pngThis year is flying by - The Lion King is right around the corner, and that also means that the Spring concerts are too! All grades (except the fourth and sixth graders... poor kids haven’t had music for a month!!) have began to learn their concert songs. The little ones will be singing from a musical called “Teach the World to Sing.” This sweet musical features tunes from all around the world, “Frere Jacques,” “Los Pollitos,” and “London Bridge” to name a few. The 3-6 graders will be singing music from “American’s All.” This beautiful musical features the music of the world as well! Korea, The Caribbean, Africa, Israel and many more.

 

In addition students will continue to learning about new instruments depending on their level. Later in the month I will be doing a special on jazz and each grade will learn how to improvise on instruments and vocals (called scat!). 3rd and  4th will continue with recorder, make sure they are practicing!!! 5th and 6thwill be learning, writing, playing, and sharing new instruments!Image result for four leaf clover png

 

February 2017

Image result for february musicHappy February! Spring is approaching that means that the Spring concerts are coming up! All students will begin to learn their songs for their concerts. Prek-2nd grade will be singing wonderful songs about what it means to be polite, have friends, and more! 3-6 grade will be working on songs that will be a bit of a surprise! It's very different than anything we've ever done before! More to come soon!

Fifth and sixth graders will be finishing up their composer projects for the first half of February. They will present them in class using Google Slides. They will also practice how to right counts in music for whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes. They'll be able to learn them and count them out in no time! To finish off the month, students will compose their own percussion songs!

Third and fourth grade will continue their recorders. We will be learning and reviewing the note "D" this February. B, A, G, C, and D as well as dotted half notes, dynamic markings (piano/forte) , and muiscal symbols (Fermata, breath marks) will be further learned and practiced.

First and second graders will be introduced to the time signature using the song “All You Need Is Love” (Perfect for February!). 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 will be introduced. All of these time signatures focus on the quarter note receiving one beat (easy to clap to!) and show that different beats per measure can make songs or parts of songs sound very different! They will also be introduced to sight reading rhythms involving quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, and half rests.

Pre-k and kindergarten will be continuing to learn movement games with “Splish Spalsh” and “Hop Till You Drop!” They're progressing quickly with call and response on the drums too! They're just so smart!

 

January 2017

Image result for happy new year music2017! I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

The 5th and 6th graders most favorite project is in the works - Ipad Composer Projects! Students will pair up and research a composer's biography, choose their favorite song, and describe why they enjoy that song. Both grades will be learning about classical, baroque, and romantic composers.

The 3rd and 4th graders will learn “D” this month on the recorder. They now know how to play B, A, G, and C. All students are able to play the songs in the book we’ve practiced in class up until page 13. Students will also be learning the Rondo theme with a fun activity called "Candy Rondo" (that of course involves candy)

1st and 2nd graders will continue practicing rhythm with the drums and begin to learn the notes on the staff with the boomwhackers. They will learn how to play “Twinkle Twinle Little Star” and “London bridge.”

Prek and K will begin to learn how to draw music notes and practice call and response on the drums and boom-whackers. They’ll even color their own boom-whacker sheets to write a song! As well as learn some new fun movement games.

 
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