The first grade PTA performance is Tuesday March 5, at 7PM. Students can report to their teacher's room, beginning at 6:30 PM that night. Students should be wearing jeans and a white shirt, unless previously contacted regarding a different costume.
If you have any good quality pictures of our performances this year, please pass them along! I'd love to get a "performances" section up on this website!
Yesterday, Ms. Wagner's class composed an opinion paragraph together, referencing their recent 2nd grade performance. Here is what they wrote:
“You Should Perform!”
You should be in the second grade performance because you get to sing!
When you are in the performance, your family gets to watch you sing, and be proud of you! You get to sing up on the stage with all the stage lights on. Everyone cheers for you, and it is very exciting. Singing onstage might be scary, but after a few songs you will be as brave as anything. You should perform because not only will you get exercise, but you will get congratulations from your parents and everyone else!”
Orff Club members should report to the cafeteria stage by 5:15 on February 22, wearing jeans and their green Orff shirts. Students will begin performing by approximately 6:10, and will be done by approximately 6:30. Students will be dismissed immediately to your care after performing. It you are unable to attend the performance, please meet us in the front lobby to pick up your student, upon conclusion of our portion of the evening. Thank you for your cooperation with this!!
Here is a picture of Mr. Berger's class with their tempo flash cards. Using flashcards, this class practiced identifying songs with fast and slow tempos, even learning the Italian terms, allegro and adagio. This diagnostic assessment helped us to figure out which terms needed practice. We then sang a Tennessee folk song, "We're Floating Down the River," illustrating fast and slow tempo. Ask your third grader to teach you the game that goes with this song!
Today's lesson correlated with Music GPS 3.6b.
In preparation for "EIEI-Oops!" on March 5, Ms. Maples class spent yesterday rehearsing, then analyzing their songs, according to our class rubric. Here is a picture of the students rating themselves on memorization. The rubric goes from 1-5, with 5 or "Superstar" level being the highest. A "Superstar" performance is one where the students understand the concept or skill AND can teach it to someone else. As you can see, we are working our way there!
Standard 7 of the Georgia Music Professional Standards says students will "Evaluate Music and Music Performances," which we certainly worked hard on yesterday!
General Music Specialist