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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









thanksgiving-musicHappy November! Where does the time go!?! So far, all of you students are doing WONDERFUL in music. I have made the decision to move class to the classrooms and it’s so much better on so many levels. The kids behavior has sharpened up, I can utilize the Eno Boards, and it’s easier to do worksheets, coloring, and crafts when they are in their own element at their desks.

The Christmas music is sounding great! Prek-2 and 3-6 Christmas Concerts are in December! Plan accordingly for these dates:



Prek-2: Listen to the Angels Thursday. December 15 @ 10 am in the Church

Pre-K: Jingle Bells & We Wish You a Merry Christmas

K: Silent Night & Up On A House Top

1st Grade: Christmas is a Celebration & Mary You've Been Chosen (lyrics below)

2nd Grade: Good News Comin' & Listen To The Angels (lyrics below)

3-6: Let Heaven and Nature Sing! Tuesday.December 20 @10 am in the Church

3rd Grade: Angels We Have Heard on High & We Wish You a Merry Christmas

4th Grade: First Noel & Away In A Manger

5th Grade: We Three Kings & The Little Drummer Boy

6th Grade: Hark The Herald Angels Sing & Come All Ye Faithful


This month in music class!

Prek & K

Music’s littler friends will be discovering more books sung to music. We will be dancing with scarves, playing with bean bags, and singing fun and festive songs all month long - They'll even get to hold and strum the ukuleles!

1st Grade

First graders will continue to learn their notes by playing the infamous “Name That Note” Game in music class. Students roll a die to wither land on a quarter, half, dotted half, or whole note. Be careful! Don’t land on the bass clefs, they send you back a space. Treble clefs allow you to roll again!

2nd Grade

Second grade has just begun and will continue to be making their “My little Book of Instruments” book in class. They have to color, cut, and organize the different instruments, write their names, and create a little book to keep with them! Featured instruments are, Strings (violin, cello, bass, guitar), Percussion (cymbals, snare drum, xylophone), Woodwinds (clarinet, oboe, bassoon), Brass (trumpet, trombone, tuba)

3 & 4 Grade

Both third and fourth grade are making great progress with their recorders. Third graders have not forgotten their recorders, which is amazing! However, the fourth grade needs to catch up! I had to lend out 10 recorders one day, each student had one point taken off of their grade for not bringing it in. An A+ can turn into an A- very quickly! 3rd and 4th graders will have a quiz on either the 14, 15, or 16 depending on when the see me. This quiz will be counted towards their grade. A study guild will go home with them the second week of November.

5 & 6

We are slowly but surely learning chords and strumming patterns on the ukulele. Students can now play C7, C, F, a, and G (G is very hard and has been taking some time… but they are getting the hang of it!) Students are welcome to bring in ukuleles from home if they have them. I will tune and/or fix them if they need to be.


Christmas is a Celebration (1st Grade)

Christmas is a celebration, Christmas all around the earth!

Once more, we will sing the story, telling of the Savior’s birth!


Christmas is a celebration! Worship, celebrate the King!

Christ has come to dwell among us, let the world rejoice and sing!


Every living creature praise his holy name.

Sing with joy and gladness because this baby came

Lift your voice and praise Him, let the heavens ring!

Glory to the God of everything!


Christmas is a celebration, Christmas, feel it all around.

‘Tis the season to be joyful, listen to the happy sound.

Listen to the sound, listen to the happy sound!

Mary You’ve Been Chosen (1st Grade)

Mary, you’ve been chosen, though you don’t know how.

You are highly favored, the Lord is with you now.


You will have a baby, it may seem rather odd.

You shall name him Jesus. He is the son of God.


Silently the world must wait until the day

when the star will shine in a marvelous display.


Mary, you’ve been chosen, and you don’t see why.

Nothing is impossible for the son of the most High.


I know that you are frightened, it is hard to comprehend.

Keep these words, remember, in your heart forever,

forever and forever, His love will never end.

Good News Comin’ (2nd Grade)

Good news comin’ ‘round the corner, good news on this Christmas morn!

Good news from the voice of Heaven, Jesus, your savior is born!


Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere.

Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born!


Good news comin’ ‘round the corner, good news on this Christmas morn!

Good news from the voice of Heaven, Jesus, your savior is born!


Hark! The herald Angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!

Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.”

Joyful, all ye nations rise, join the triumph of the skies,

With angelic hosts proclaim: “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! The herald Angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!


Joy to the world, the lord is come! Let earth receive her king!

Let every heart prepare him room,

And heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing,

And heaven and heaven and nature sing.


Good news comin’ ‘round the corner, good news on this Christmas morn!

Good news from the voice of heaven, Jesus, your Savior born!

Jesus, your Savior is born!

On a Night like Tonight (2nd Grade)

On a night like tonight stars appeared by and by,

But one of them shone brightest as it hung in the sky.

It guided the shepherds and the wisest of men

to leave their homes and journey down to Bethlehem


On a night like tonight both his mother and dad

finally found shelter with the donkey they had.

They never had doubts about the choices they made,

‘cause God had calmed their hearts and told them, “Don’t be afraid!”



October 2016

pumpkinHappy October! Fall is my absolute favorite season, not only because of the weather but I get to sing fun songs to the little ones involving Halloween and create worksheet with ghouls and pumpkins. In addition to all the fun actities below Prek-2 grade and 3-6 grade will be beginning to learn their Christmas pageant songs!

This month pre-k and K will explore more about the farm! Piggies are next with the song “Hop on One Foot Little Pig,” then horses with “My Pony Macaroni.” “The Farmer in the Dell” will be learned and marched to with all different instruments late in the month. And the FAVORITE “We are Spooky Skeletons” at the end of the  month will be played and explored through different types of body movements. Colorful halloween books will be sung to them with accompiant on the ukulele. We’ll have lots of fun!

First grade will begin to discover how quarter note beats work with “The Muffin Man.” Each quarter note is a muffin! “Big Black Cats” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” will also aid them in learning rhythm with body percussion and instrumental percussion. “In the Hall of the Mountain King” will be listened to and talked about. And because they love it so much from last year, “We are spooky skeletons” will be played. Eighth notes will be introduced later in the month and how they are written and played.

Second grade will continue their rhythmic training in addition to singing “Mi, Sol, and La.” We’ll be playing “Down in the Valley” with a tennis ball in a circle and learn “Poor Little Kitty Cat.” The concept of timbre will be learned by the different instruments in class. They will then begin to learn notating So-Mi-La with little ghosts and play them on the boomwhackers!

Third grade will receive their recorders this month! They’re first notes will be B-A-G. Families at home - prepare for a lot of Hot Cross Buns and other easy fun tongs to play at the start of their recorder adventure. The Pentatonic scale will be talked about. After learning about the Pentatonix and voice types last month from the magazine “Music Express” the kids will get to play and understand why the Pentatonix names their vocal group after  really cool scale!

Fourth grade will also continue to learn their recorders. 6/8 time will be re-introduced and practiced as well as moderately difficult songs from our new books “Recorder Express.”

Grade five was introduced to ukulele the last week of September. C7 and F Major chords were learned. “Clementine” will be our first graded song to perform this month. Students will then experiment and create their own songs when more chords are added.


September 2016

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Lots of fun things are planned for music this year! I’ll be trying something new for ALL of the grades here at St. Chris. The kids will become even more so immersed in what’s called the Orff approach to teaching music. This method includes the great works of Kodaly and many others. I’ve always taught my classes in this style because Orff focuses on combing music, movement, drama, and speech into each lesson. This makes music more engaging, easy to learn, and downright fun!

Pre-K and Kindergarten will be ON THE FARM this month! They’ll be working on pulse, fast vs. slow, rhythmic patterns, high vs. low, same vs. different, long vs. short, and towards the end of the month; singing, beginning percussion, and musical phrasing. Let’s not forget about the wonderful repertoire they’ll be learning – favorites such as, “Old MacDonald Had  A Farm,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Hey Diddle, Diddle,” and many more!

First grade will be learning “Ta” which is a way to count a quarter note in music. They will the beginnings of how to play with mallets and boomwhackers. And of course playing and singing fun songs like “Five Little Monkeys,” “Hickory, Dickory, Dock,” and “Monkey See and Monkey Do.”

Second grade will be reviewing their “Ta” and “Ti-Ti” way or reading rhythm, but they will also be learning the pitch and hand signs for Do, Re, Mi. They will also be learning what timbre is in music (quality of sound) by playing all the different instruments. Second grade will be learning some adorable unknown folk songs as well.

Third grade will slowly begin to learn how to READ MUSIC! They will learn the pitch and hand sign for Do, Re, Mi and will learn how to read them on the staff and play them on boomwhackers. Quarter notes, eighth notes, and half notes, and whole notes will be reviewed and kids will have the chance to rapid fire in class! “A Rig-A-Jig-Jig,” “Down to the Baker’s Shop,” and “Remember Me” will be learned as well as some fun folk dance! Recorder orders will be going out very soon.

Fourth grade will be reviewing all notes and be practicing their rhythms. They will have the chance to play  “Dis Solda La” on boomwhackers , play “The Pink Panther” rhythmically and rapid fire treble cleff notes names. Recorder orders will be going out very soon for new fourth grade students.

Fifth graders will be diving into everything that they have learned in the past two years with me! They have graduated with recorder and will be moving on to even more challenging instruments. They will be playing folk songs such as “Tom Dooley,” “Shake the Papaya Down,” and “I Want to Rise.”

Sixth graders will be reviewing the FUN-damentals of music. Rhythm, pitch, and melody are familiar to them. Chord form and progressions will be introduced and a more deep understanding of the circle of fifths (touched upon last year) will be studied!


Welcome to music!

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