K-2 Music Newsletter
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
Henry van Dyke
It’s hard to believe the first quarter is almost over! Time flies when you’re having fun! I am looking forward to fall colors, cooler weather, and hayrides. Just a reminder: Music and PE classes will switch days on Tuesday, Oct. 15th. Check the schedule so you know when your kiddos need to wear PE shoes. Safety is a top priority!
KINDERGARTEN: Speaking of safety: We are practicing keeping the beat in many different ways, sometimes staying in place, other times moving through space. When we move through space, we are working on keeping our hands too ourselves, and not bumping into people or things. Next week we will finish Unit 1 in our Big Book, and take a test over what we learned about beat, movement, four voices (sing, speak, whisper, shout), and tempo.
FIRST GRADE: The first graders will also be taking a test next week over Unit 1 in the First Grade music book. In this Unit we have reviewed the four voices, steady beat, and listened for melodies that move upward, downward, or stay the same.
SECOND GRADE: Watch your child’s folder for the study guide I am sending home this week. The second grade classes will take a music test next week Wednesday and Thursday over music vocabulary words, music symbols, and the pitches So and Mi. Please help your child(ren) study for the test. There is a multitude of information in Chapter 1!
MUSIC CENTERS: Our Friday music centers are going well, and I am thrilled to have a wonderful group of volunteers! Thank you so much to all those parents and grandparents who signed up to help.
Here is a list of items we need for our projects: clean, dry plastic bottles with lids (water bottles are the perfect size), metal jar lids, such as baby food jar lids, Snapple or Starbucks beverage lids—no larger than 2 and ½ inches in diameter, and empty paper towel tubes. You may send these items to school with your student, or drop them off in the office anytime. We appreciate your support!
I will be available for conferences at Zahnow on Oct. 24th from Noon to 8 pm, and at Rogers on Fri. Oct. 25th from 8 am to Noon. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the music room at your convenience. If you are unable to meet with me, I am always available via email or the ClassDojo instant message feature. PS: It's not too late to sign up for ClassDojo! Do it today!
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CONTACT ME :
K-2 Music Specialist
939-3458 ext. 118 (Zahnow) or
939-3454 ext. 264 (Rogers)