After a wonder visit from Grandparents, the students enjoyed singing and dancing and now preparations for an exciting Winter Program are underway!
On a fair Thursday morning we noticed some visitors across the road from our windows and had to stop and enjoy the view!
All students (even early childhood kids) will participate in the Winter Program on December 13 at 6:30 pm! As preparations begin students are still moving to a beat, playing xylophones, and enjoying the festivities that come with Autumn!
There is movement and melody in Music class! From learning how to keep step with a beat to trying to match pitch and learn Solfege hand-signals, Music has something for everyone and challenges to boot!
Fifth and Sixth Graders created a rhythm unit using non-pitched instruments and one pitched instrument.
There is movement and melody in Music class! From learning how to keep step with a beat to trying to match pitch and learn Solfege hand-signals, Music has something for everyone and challenges to boot! Fifth and Sixth Graders created a rhythm unit using non-pitched instruments and one pitched instrument.
In lower school classes we're already doing movement activities in relation to pulse and beat.
Upper school classes have already been issued recorders and have started playing B, A, and G!
The pulse of music or beat creates a resonance within children of natural body rhythms. It is best to experience rhythm than try to explain it at an early age. For young children (EC-SK) that could be as simple as marching to a beat and for many older students and adults you will notice feet tapping subconsciously as music is played.
We are definitely moving to a beat as we develop ways to explore rhythm in Music classes!
It's not really "school" till Music starts... so let the songs begin! This year, in addition to singing and playing instruments, you can expect to see:
A new 12' parachute/music activity! --A colorful scarf ballet! --Recorders for Third Grade through Middle School! --More pictures of student rock-stars playing Ukulele, Guitar, Piano, Xylophone, Metallophone, Glockenspiel, Drums, and a variety of Percussion instruments!
It's going to be a great year and I look forward to every day of Music with you.
If you have an old instrument that you might like to donate or bring into the school for kids to see, please feel free to contact me:
or call (314) 821-6270 and ask for extension 229 (Mr. Deming)