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.
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