The music room has been a busy place for the month of September. Our big theme this year is all about building community. Here's what we've been up to:
|Assembly song leaders|
|Tinikling club choreographing parts|
|Drumming club getting their jam on|
|Drum rhythm patterns|
MUSIC IS IN ME - In this unit, students are building awareness of the group and becoming more comfortable with music class routines and procedures. They are presented with a variety of chants, singing moving and imaginative activities and games that will teach rhythm and expression, exploring what it is to be music smart. We explore our different voices and work on matching our singing voices. We like to have fun singing, moving and imagining.
|Kinder dancing to Elephants Have Wrinkles|
|Practicing using sticks to Listen to the Ducks song|
MUSIC CONNECTS ME TO OTHERS - In our Term 1 unit, the Grade 1 classes have been working on music room routines. We've been exploring different instruments and proper playing techniques for each instrument. We are learning to play together as a team. When a problem arises, we stop and figure out together how to solve it. We are also learning to keep the beat and match our singing voices. Here's one of the songs we learned. How else can you count to eight?
|Grade 1 exploring the piano|
|Back to school song|
MUSIC CONNECTS US - Students have been looking at classroom citizenship and how we share our music experience. Music activities center around team-building so we will understand our rights and responsibilities in the music-making community. How do you contribute to the team? What does a great choir look like and sound like and feel like? How do certain songs connect us? As we look into these questions we will see how music influences our identity (traditions, celebrations, play, media, arts, games and places).
|Room 11 choir|
|Room 12 excited to sing!|
|Room 17 ready!|
|Room 18 choir!|
|Practicing beats and mallet techniques on the bars|
|Hey There Neighbour!|
|Instrument technique and keeping the beats|
|Circle games and singing|
MUSIC MAKES IMPACT - In this unit, students will look at the impact that music has on them. They will look at the influences that play factors into creating music (elements, techniques, concepts). When creating music, they will identify points of inspiration through history and present sources. They will work to see how collaboration and individual voice are important to accomplish a task. Students will also look at what makes a performance memorable.
|Looked at different ways we are smart. We also discussed how a person can show these intelligences in music class.|
|Ready, set, sing!|
|Sharing ideas about how to make choir the best!|
|Presentations on what music is.|
|Listening to music to analyze|
|Music sharing on ipads|
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