• 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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