January Music Notes
I hope all of our SEAS families had a wonderful Christmas break! I am looking forward to the Spring semester ahead of us. It always flies by so quickly!
Important Dates for K-2 students:
- Thursday, March 28th 1st and 2nd Grade will both present a mini musical titled, "Welcome to the Jungle," a retelling of Aesop's Fable, The Lion and the Mouse. This musical teaches that no matter how small we may be, we can help in many ways. Stay tuned for information on what to wear and practicing speaking parts as we get into February.
- 6:30 PM Performance - 1st Grade (call time is 6:15)
- 7:15 PM Performance - 2nd Grade (call time is 7:00 PM)
- Tuesday, May 14th - Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Held's classes will give a Kindergarten music "informance" during the school day.
- Wednesday, May 15th - KA/Mrs. Way's class will give a Kindergarten music "informance" during the school day.
- These kindergarten music “informances” are a peek into what happens in a regular music class. Each song and activity has been selected to focus on a specific kindergarten music concept.
Here's a peek into what we will be working on in music class in January.
Kindergarten: Kindergarten will continue to practice fast and slow tempos, loud and soft dynamics, and matching pitch with their singing voice. This semester we will introduce high and low sounds and steady beat.
1st Grade: 1st Grade will start preparing for their music program titled, "Welcome to the Jungle" which they will present on March 28th. They will also continue working on rhythm and melody reading, solidifying reading sol-mi on the staff and reading patterns with quarter and paired eighth notes.
2nd Grade: 2nd Grade will start preparing for their music program titled, "Welcome to the Jungle" which they will present on March 28th. They will also continue working on rhythm and melody reading, musical symbols, and instruments of the orchestra. All of these are areas that will be on their Diocesan Music Test that they will take for the first time this Spring.
3rd Grade: 3rd Grade classes will do a unit on Folk Dancing, and continue to work on reading rhythms, melodic patterns, and musical symbols.