Classroom

We Have Rockin’ Behavior!

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When students come to Music Class, they automatically begin on the color green (“Let’s Rock and Roll”). Green means they are doing a good job. If they move up to yellow (“You’re a star”), it means they are doing a great job. If they move up to purple (“You’re a rockstar”), it means they are doing awesome and will receive a reward. If they go to blue (“Singing the Blues”), it means they have been given a warning and need to fix their behavior. If they go to red (“The Show is Cancelled”) then we will stop music and review rules and good behaviors.

Music Activities

What Are We Up to in Music Class?

During the month of October, students worked with various unpitched percussion instruments. Unpitched means that the instrument only has one distinct sound and can only play that sound. Students also worked on Xylophones; practicing mallet technique and steady beat. We also read a story about rhythm and different places on your body where you can keep the beat.

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Pictured Above: Soprano Glockenspiel, Ratchet, Tambourine, Cow Bell, Triangle, Wood Block, Maraca, Claves, Coconut Shells

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The Bass Xylophone

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“I Got The Rhythm”

Classroom

Ms. E’s Music Room 2015

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This is my second year as the music teacher at Riverside Primary. I teach Kindergarten and First Grade. We learn all sorts of new things in music. Students will get to experience many different instruments including, djembes, bongos, congos, temple blocks, wood blocks, maracas, tambourines, triangles, xylophones and many other small instruments. Students will also learn concepts such as, high/low, loud/soft, tempo, dynamics, note reading, form, instrument families, listening skills and movement skills.

Here is a look inside our music room!

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Solo, Duet, Trio and Quartet Tree
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Tempo
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Cupcake Dynamics
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The Music Staff
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Pete the Cat and our classroom rules!
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Instrument Families
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Solfedge Hand Signs
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“Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang, except those who sang best.”
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All About Mooosic!
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Our “rest” station
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Ice Cream Standards
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Xylophone Note Reading
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Instrument Symbols
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A glimpse of some instruments!