• November

    Posted by Audrey Amsler at 11/25/2014 8:00:00 AM
    Wow!  Our concert was awesome!  Great job to everyone who performed!  Check out our concert videos below: 
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  • October

    Posted by Audrey Amsler at 10/7/2014 12:00:00 PM

    We are working hard to prepare for our upcoming concert on NOVEMBER 4, at 6:30pm.  This concert is for a grade and all schedule conflicts should be worked out with Mrs. Amsler in advance so an alternate assignment can be given.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the note that went home with students regarding our concert.

    Students should wear  ‘nice’ dress clothes.  Boys- pants such as khakis or dark colors and a polo or button up shirt.  Girls- dress pants/ skirts/dresses.  If you choose to wear a dress or skirt it must be AT LEAST knee length.  Please do not wear t-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, or shirts with writing/logos on them.  If you have questions regarding this, please see me.  

    We are also continuing to work on our "Mad Minute" note naming tests, and ways to help us remember the names of the notes on the music staff.  This month, students created their own "faces" to go in the spaces of the music staff.  Remember, the notes in the SPACE spells FACE!
    October Learning Goals
    Students will be able to demonstrate good concert etiquette.
    Students will be able to perform songs from their concert. 
    Students will be able to identify music of famous musicians from Indiana's History.
    Students will be able to sing songs from the Underground Railroad and other time periods in Indiana History
    October Vocabulary Words 
    Conductor- the person who stands in front of the performing group and "waves their arms around" showing when to start and stop.
    October Songs
    Down the River
    Sweet Child of Mine
    Peaceful World
    I Want You Back
    On the Banks of the Wabash
    Follow the Drinking Gourd 
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  • September

    Posted by Audrey Amsler at 9/2/2014 10:00:00 AM
    This month we began to work on songs for our November 4th concert about Indiana History!  Check out our "Concert Practice Page" to practice our songs at home!
    We also took our pre-test for our Mad Minute series!  Mad Minutes are a series of times (one minute) tests over note names on the music staff.  Students have 1 minute to name 30 note names that they need to have memorized. Memorizing note names improves students’ overall music reading performance; it decreases the amount of time to translate written music to instruments and allows students to move onto more challenging concepts.  Although the grades will be posted in the grade book, hang tight- they will be averaged at the end of the semester for a single Mad Minute grade.  We are tracking our progress so that we can see if they are improving on their music reading skills.  Please support your student by helping him/her practice with flash cards and the worksheets that are sent home!
    We created our own mnemonic sentences to help us remember the names of the notes on the lines of the treble clef (EGBDF).  Here is a video we watched to give us more ideas!
    Our Recorder Orders are due September 5th.  All 4th grade students will need one recorder for home, and one recorder to leave at school.  Please see the Recorder Order Form for more information.  Contact Mrs. Amsler if you have questions or concerns. 
    September Learning Goals
    Students will be able to perform songs from various eras in Indiana History.
    September Vocabulary Words
    Songs We've Sang
    • Follow the Drinking Gourd
    • Sweet Child of Mine
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  • August

    Posted by Audrey Amsler at 8/9/2014
    Welcome to Fourth Grade Music!  I am so excited to see all my new and old friends in fourth grade!  Be sure to check back every month for new updates on the goings-on in music class.  You will find pictures, sound clips, and videos! 
    Click here for a copy of our Back to School newsletter sent home this month! 
    August Learning Goals
    Students will follow the three rules of music while singing, dancing, and playing instruments
    August Vocabulary Words
    Participate- to sing, dance, and play when that is what the class is doing!
    Personal Best- to do your best all the time whatever you do
    Respect- to treat others, yourself, and things nicely 
    Songs We've Sang
    • Down the River
    Check out our recording of "Down the River"!
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  • December

    Posted by Audrey Amsler at 12/3/2014 8:00:00 AM
    We have begun playing recorders in music class!  A book was sent home and every student should have two recorders (one to keep at school and one to keep at home).  Please see Mrs. Amsler if you need another book or recorder.
    Listen to our first notes on the recorder!  We can't wait to hear how much we will improve this year!
    December Learning Goals
    Students will be able to hold the recorder correctly. 
    Students will be able to play E and G on the recorder.
    December Vocabulary Words 
    Consort- a family of recorders (all different sizes and voices)
    December Songs
    Engine Engine Number Nine (Recorder notes E and G)
    Starlight Starbright  (Recorder notes E and G)
    Lucy Locket (Recorder Notes E, G, and A)
    Acka Backa (Notes E, G, and A) 
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Last Modified on December 3, 2014