Hello! I am excited to get this year started. We will be starting the year learning about the importance of music in everyday life. We will learn about how music has been used in different social and political ways throughout history. Keep checking for more updates and information.
For the first 9 weeks, students will be assessed on the following standards-
Applies knowledge of music concepts through singing and playing instruments
M5GM.1d M5GM.2d; Performs music; matching dynamics, tempo, phrasing, and interpretation to the cues of a conductor
Reads and notates music
M5GM.3a,b; Reads AND notates melodic AND rhythmic patterns at grade level
Creation and Communication
M5GM.5a; Creates rhythmic AND melodic motives to enhance literature
Our first project this year will be STOMP inspired group compositions. What can you make a percussion instrument out of?
Use the following link to practice with music at home.
Recorder Fun Book - CD
We are in full recorder swing here in the Music Room. The following list is the songs for 5th grade Recorder Karate-
White Belt- No. 20, Bumper Cars
Yellow Belt- No. 23, Mary's Little Cha Cha
Orange Belt- No. 25 Country Hoedown
Green Belt- No. 38, London Bridge
Purple Belt- No. 40, Snake Charmer
Blue Belt- No. 54, America
Red Belt- No. Blues Dude
Brown Belt- No. 74, Kookaburra
Black Belt- No. 77, Can Can
As we dust off our recorders we need to review the lines and spaces of the music staff.
A few of the Apps we use in class to practice are-
Flashnote Derby (Horse race one)
Staff Wars (Also available online as a website based game)
It is Talent Show Audition time! Please use the following links to access the audition information and to print off an audition application.
We will be playing recorders in January this year. Please use the following form to learn more about them and to order one from school.
You will see me at a Civil War day station. We will learn what three things music was used for during the Civil War and how young musicians were able to get around the enlistment age rule.
Right now, we are learning about how music played a big part of the Underground Railroad. We read the book, Follow the Drinking Gourd and now are add instrumentation to the song from the book. Next we will create our own secret passage song.