Here is an example of "Follow the Drinking Gourd" for you to practice with. Please be advised that we are only singing the first two verses, so you can stop the video around one minute and ten seconds. See the entry below for "Fifty Nifty."
Fifty Nifty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv5VhuUfwC4
Please use this video as a guide for practice to learn the rest of your states!
You may have to cut and paste the link into a new browser.
Good afternoon! First graders will be presenting a literature and music PTA performance on February 2 and 3.
Ms. Maples, Lieblich, VanKrieken, and Lee's classes will perform the night of the 2nd and the remainder of the classes (Ms. Williams', Bowling, Carroll, and Reavis' students) will perform the night of the 3rd. Students will report to their classrooms at 6:30 for the 7PM show. All students who do not have a speaking part should wear jeans, a white shirt, and comfortable shoes. Those students with speaking parts will be notified in early January.
Thanks for your support of the music department at Roswell North!
K: How did we show high and low notes to help us sing?
1st: What do you have to do to your voice to use it as a singing voice? Why?
2nd: What have you learned about song structure in "Spaced Out"?
3rd: What kind of music is the most important? How do you make important music last?
4th: When it comes to singing, what makes a good school performance?
5th: How do you make your movements go with the music? What were some of the movements you showed and why?
There are several youtube videos I found which may assist your student in learning their lyrics for the second grade musical. I have visited all of these links and feel comfortable that they are appropriate. However, parents should monitor their child's internet usage to ensure that no inappropriate material is downloaded or seen. As often as the web changes, there is always a possibility that something inappropriate will pop up. Please use your parental discretion.
Blast Off!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ62uo_4Pyw
We're As Different As Day and Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUof8S3Bqmk
The Planets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiguFIdtaTc
Meteor Shower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swo7CYGd9Vo
One Small Step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuKHbzGc4dU
You may have to copy and paste these links into your browser!
Why is steady beat important in music?
What part of our book project can you demonstrate?
What do you think is a (good) quality song refrain? Why?
Which ostinati are the most complicated? Which ostinati are the least complicated? Why?
4th Grade: What skills does playing in an ensemble help you with?
5th Grade: What type of feeling did the rhythms in your arrangement of "Cumberland Gap" combine to make?
Good morning! Please expect communication coming home today regarding our November performance. We hope to see you there!!!
Kindergarten: How is fast tempo different from slow tempo?
1st Grade: How do you read the notes we learned about today in music?
2nd Grade: What's the most important thing to remember when performing rhythm?
3rd Grade: How do you figure out how to write a rhythm you are given?
4th Grade: What best helps you play accurate rhythms (using grade level notes)?
5th Grade: How did you use your knowledge about rhythm to enhance your knowledge about the Civil War?
In an effort to become a more connected classroom, we plan on working with edmodo.com this year.
The occasional assignment, as well as technology resources and enhancements will be posted to edmodo. Please consider creating an account and assisting your child in helping music to become more accessible. Third and Fourth Graders have a link up to a fraction music site we accessed last week!
Codes will be available in this week's RNE newsletter!
General Music Specialist