November Celebrity Singers in Chorus!
JFK 3rd Grade
JFK 4th Grade
JFK 5th Grade
Parmenter 3rd Grade
November Musician, Culture, and Conductor of the Month!
2nd Grade Culture: Australia
3rd Grade Conductors: Marin Alsop and Andris Nelsons
Other snapshots of Music in November!
Below are pictures and videos of different activities and concepts we explored in music. I plan to feature every class that I teach at JFK and Parmenter by the end of the year. Stay tuned!
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Here in Ms. Fitzgerald's class students are marching to their musician of the month's famous march, "Stars and Stripes Forever." His nickname was the March King! This is also a great way to reinforce the macro beat.
Below students in Mrs. Henault's class are learning a popular Australian song, "Kookaburra." Students are also working on identifying music that is in duple and triple meter. Here the beat on the barred instruments creates a duple pattern.
This month I shifted gears and focused on two conductors of the month instead of a composer of the month. At the end of the month I taught students how to conduct a pattern and different jobs the conductor has when leading musicians. Students really enjoyed leading their classmates!
Conductors from Mrs. Lussier's Class
Conductors from Mrs. Consilvio's Class
Conductors from Mr. Tighe's class
Students are still working diligently at growing as recorder players. I spent a lot of time in term 1 not only building good recorder playing habits but also good recorder practice habits. Students are being taught how to learn a piece without my help by first clapping and saying the rhythm, then clapping and saying the notes, then adding fingerings and finally playing the song. Here is Mrs. A. Williams' class going through these steps and learning how to work in groups. So proud of their focus!
3rd Grade Chorus JFK
Here the third grade chorus adapted a warm up called "Donkeys Always Love Their Carrots". Once mastered this warm up can be turned into a round to create harmony.