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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

 

 

 

 

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.


 

 

February 2016

Happy 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 songs from the sweetest little musical called Let Your Garden Grow. 3rd-6th grade will be singing from a prideful musical called Freedom.

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Fifth and sixth graders will be finishing up their composer projects for the first half of February. They will present them in class! Shortly after we will be learning and practicing sight reading rhythms and even pitches!

Third and fourth grade will continue their recorders, each class will have a written test on their recorders. Fourth grade has taken this test, but I am issuing a re-do and will be taking extra time with each student during class time. They’re doing a marvelous job! Recorders are just tricky for beginners

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 (east 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!

Enjoy these music monsters by the second grade!

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Have a musical Valentine's day!

 
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