This November I find myself thankful for a job that is never dull and students that make me laugh daily. Wishing all JFK and Parmenter families a Happy Thanksgiving!
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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Concert dates can be found on the right side of this blog.
Students in kindergarten are further explore singing voice vs. chanting voice etc. Students are always asked to sing with their best singing voice and we show contrasting voices to make that clear. You will also notice students below moving to big and small beats.
Little Turkey - Mrs. Trockman's Class
Blueberry (Alligator) Pie - Mrs. Trockman's Class
Here in Mrs. Kolodny's Class, students are learning to sing a melody with their best singing voice along with friends while playing one of their favorite games, "5 Fat Turkeys."
Mrs. Henault's class enjoying a new song "The Turkey Song" students sing with friends and eventually go on to audiate and move in duple meter.
Students in Mrs. Grinley's class are singing and playing for the first time on barred instruments the popular Australian song, "Kookaburra." Students love singing this song and will go on to sing it in a round experiencing harmony for the first time!
Students in Mrs. Carnaroli's class and all second grade classes love animals! Students took turns picking an animal, discovering it's rhythm and then playing and audiating the rhythm on instruments. In some classes we began to take their ostinato and layer it with kookaburra to create rhythmic texture.
This month students are creating the melody to accompany their planet. Here students are working together to learn the melody they created. I love the sound of students helping each other to make music!
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. Merten's class performing "Starburst." Most of which they learned on their own in groups.
3rd Grade Chorus
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. Please enjoy, "People Always Love their Turkeys.":)
4th Grade Chorus JFK
The 4th grade chorus chose a song to give their parents a teaser for their upcoming concert in January. Check out this Hebrew in "Zum Gali Gali."