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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

 

 

 

 

May 2016

St. Christopher School’s Spring Concerts

 

Prek-2 Grade:

How Does Your Garden Grow

May 17th at 10am

 

3-6 Grade:

For Which It Stands

May 24th at 10am

Happy month of concerts! I’m beyond excited to for parents, teachers, staff, and students to see the concerts this month! Students have been working hard on their two selected pieces for Spring. K-2 will be singing selections from “How Does Your Garden Grow” and pre-k will be singing “Daisy, Daisy” and “Lavender Blue” (which they can’t get enough of singing the phrase dilly, dilly!) 3-6 grade will be signing from “For Which It Stands.” Third grade songs are about America’s flag and The Declaration of Independence. Fourth grade is singing about the Gateway Arch and the Hoover Dam. Fifth grade’s songs feature the Liberty Bell and Mount Rushmore. Lastly, sixth grade sings about the Golden Gate Bridge and the fifty states.

Meanwhile in class 5th and 6th graders are presenting and performing their projects for two weeks. Proceeding them will be some intense rhythm class with African drums. 3rd and 4th grade have learned so many notes on the recorder! They will be practicing with “(Low) D” this month in addition to B, A, G, C, (high) D, F#, & E! We will start with page 22! 1st and 2nd grade have impressed me so very much last month! They did such a great job when asked to combine writing their notes rhythmically and melodically. We will be doing more of that this month, more so with the drums and boom whackers. This month's classical piece is "The Arrival of Queen Shiba" by Handel. This song shows students how oboes sound (and what an oboe is!) as well as showcasing dynamics. Pre-k and K will be practicing their notes and dynamics with dance and bean bag fun!

 

Prek-2 have a blast with the amount of instruments St. Chris has to offer. They know how to play rhthym sticks, sand blocks, guiros, triangles, shakers, tamborine's, jingle bells, and of course boomwhackers and drums!

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April 2016

Happy April!

I’m hoping that everyone can come to The Little Mermaid Jr. April 8th at 7:00pm at Nashua Catholic! This show is going to be absolutely amazing!

Meanwhile in music class, lots of fun things will be going on as well. The little ones have gotten to experience the super cool floor piano mat for the first time. So far they’ve had fun on it, but this month they will actually learn the C Major scale and what arpeggios are!

The third and fourth graders now know how to play 6 notes on the recorders. We have learned F# and have made it all the way to page 16! *On a side note, I have let them know that each time they forget to bring their recorder to class; a point will be taken away from their final grade. I am only enforcing this now because it seems that the same students have been forgetting their recorders at home or elsewhere*

Here are the six notes they can play! F#, G, A, B, C, & D

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The fifth and sixth grader loved the iPad projects so much they wanted another.  So I designed a Broadway Musical iPad project where they research an original musical, create a Prezi, and if they so choose; they can perform a song or scene from the musical in class.  So far they have enjoyed doing this because there are so many new contemporary musicals to choose from. Shrek, School of Rock, and other Disney musicals have been popular to research.  All of the research is done in class, however if they desire to make a video instead of perform their song or skit live, they must do so at home.

 

Since Earth Day is this month, the kids will be learning about different musical cultures from around the world each week! Africa, China, South America, and Russia to name a few!

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March 2016

Leprechaun-FiddlingSince when did March get here? The kids have started learning their songs for the spring concert. So far, they love them! The little ones will be singing from How Does Your Garden Grow by John Jacobson and John Higgins. They will also be singing favorites such as “Daisy, Daisy,” “Lavender Blue,” and “Garden Song” by Peter, Paul, and Mary! This show will just be too perfect for the prek-2 graders. The 3-6 graders will be singing form For Which it Stands by Greg Gilpin. Each song represents emblems, symbols, and achievements of the United States. Kids will sing about the American flag, the Declaration of Independence, The Gateway Arch, The Hoover Dam, The Liberty Bell, Mount Rushmore, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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This month kids will be learning new hymns to sing at the many masses this month! We’ll call this March, the month of singing! 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 6th will be learning, writing, playing, and sharing intense rhythms.


 

 
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