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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

 

 

 

 

October2015

An entire month has gone by! A month of reviewing and learning music has been a blast for the kids. Almost all the grades played a board game that I created called Name that Note! Kids worked in groups of 2-3 and roll the dice. Rolling on a double eighth note or a quarter note would make them move forward one, a half note forward two, and if they were lucky to get a whole note they could move four. Then they did the same with rests! Plus if they landed on a treble cleff they got to roll again, but if they landed on a bass cleff, they lost their next turn. This taught the kids note values which lead to them reading music on the drums! My smaller friends in Pre-K and K are continuing to learn what the treble cleff, quarter, half, and whole notes look like, and even what they sound like. They even got to draw their favorite notes on the board! 3rd-6th grade composed music all this week on my dry erase music sheets and learned about Malaysian music. 1st-3rd grade learned about Africa, the kinds of drums they play, and a traditional African drum beat.

Here is what the game looks like!

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For the next month all classes will begin to learn their songs for the Christmas Pageant. Each grade has two songs that they perform. I LOVE Christmas and Christmas music is my favorite, so I'm very excited to get started! Pre-K and K will learn how to feel the beat with the song "the Beat is the Heart of Music." 1st-2nd grade will practice a fun way to learn Beethoven's 5th symphony with group singing and rhythm sticks. 3rd-4th grace will learn about video game composition and create their own song and characters for the game, and as soon as we get the recorder order in, they'll begin to play those as well! 5th and 6th grade will begin the ukuleles with the song "Rockin' Robin." And let's not forget the amount of fun Halloween themed music games and songs I have up my sleeve! "We are Spooky skeletons" has been a Pre-K and K favorite in the past! I might even play is with the 1st and 2nd graders!

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Happy October!

Ms. Daigle

 

 

Cantors 2015-2016

Congratulations to the NEW cantors this year! It is both bitter and sweet that 25 students auditioned to be cantors! Sweet because I am blessed to have such dedicated and excitable students and bitter because I could only pick less than half. EVERY SINGLE Student has a charming and lovely voice and it was very hard to make a final decision. In the past there have only been 8 cantors, but I had such a difficult time that I had to choose 12.

  1. Alexis D.
  2. Ana H.
  3. Cameron I.
  4. Caroline V.
  5. Emalie R.
  6. Hailey F.
  7. Krystal C.
  8. Maryfei B.
  9. Matthew N.
  10. Max C.
  11. Rachel Y.
  12. William N.
 

September 2015

Welcome to Music!

This is a (super duper) summarized version of what your child(ren) will be doing in music class throughout the year. 3rd-6th grade will be graded on the expectations below. I primarily grade on effort, so don’t worry too much!

Music is a new language that takes a long time to learn and develop

Pre-K & K

Identifying notes & rests

Recognizing rhythm & harmony

Discovering dynamics

Movement

Drums

1st & 2nd

Creating Music - Drums & Boomwhackers

Music reading (rhythmic & harmonic Level I)

Maintaining steady rhythm

3rd & 4th

Recorders - purchase required, yours to keep!*

Music reading (rhythmic & harmonic Level II)

Contemporary Composer Projects

Composing Music - Drums & Boomwhackers (level I)

* Recorder form will be going out September 14th. For only $8 your child will be reveiving a recorder (color of their choice), hard plastic case, recorder lesson book, and a CD!*

5th & 6th

Ukuleles

Music reading (rhythmic & harmonic Level III)

Contemporary Composer Projects

Composing Music - Drums & Boomwhackers (Level II)

CHORUS (3rd-6th grade only)

Is your 3rd-4th grader interested in chorus? - Chorus begins the week of September 14th

3rd &4th meets every Wednesday from 10:20-10:40am

5th & 6th meets every Monday from 1:20-2:00pm

Any student may decide to be in chorus, BUT they must decide to stay in chorus by October 14th. Chorus is a commitment and every chorus member must attend the Winter Fine Arts Festival Thursday January 14, 2016 at 6pm. New Chorus members may join the week of January 18th, but have until February 18th to decide if they would like to continue chorus. The Spring Fine Arts Festival is Monday May 23, 2016 at 6pm.

CANTORS (5th-6th grade only)

Cantors are auditioned members of the school masses that happen at various week days at 9:15am 1-2 times a month. There will be ten cantors this year, there are six spots available. Auditions will be September 21st from 1:40-2:00pm.

 

 
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