This past week, February 16-20th, we were very busy in the music room. Here are some highlights for each grade!
Kindergarten: We spent time talking about how our voices can move like roller coasters and looked at pictures of different instruments.
1st Grade: We learned about different percussion families (woods, metals, shakers/scrapers, and drums) and also got to listen to “And God Created Whales.”
2nd Grade: We played a fun game of “Button You Must Wander” to help understand the concept of our new note “Re.” We also learned more about dotted half notes.
3rd Grade: We added some more notes to our ‘staircase’ high Do and high Re. We also learned about a pentatonic scale
4th Grade: We just finished up our orchestra unit and ended by reading “The Composer Is Dead” by Lemony Snicket.
5th Grade: We reviewed instrument families and also read “The Composer is Dead.”
6th Grade: We had the week off since the one time they would have had music was during the Faculty/7th and 8th grade basketball game.
7th and 8th Grade: We completed a composer worksheet on Beethoven.
All choirs were busy putting the final touches on the pieces we will perform next week, March 1st, at Timothy Lutheran at the 10:45am service. 4th and 5th grade is really starting to work on harmony to help us prepare for next year!