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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!