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Friday, November 23, 2012

Weekly Review 11/19-11/23

It was a short week in music this week. Unfortunately, Mrs. Rzasa and I did not get a chance to see many of our students.  Since music was only on Monday and Tuesday, we continued or added extensions to music activities that were learned from the previous week.

The first grade students added rhythm sticks to the song "Smells Like Thanksgiving." We sang the song while playing the rhythm sticks on a steady beat. It was alot of fun! Each student was also given another opportunity to tell the class what kind of food they ate or enjoyed during Thanksgiving. 

The students in second grade who did not get an opportunity to play "Five Fat Turkeys" on an Orff instrument last week performed for our class. Our instrumentalist remembered how to play the ostinatos "cook, cook" and "five fat turkeys" on the Orff instrument. The rest of the students sang the cute song. It was a wonderful performance!

Our third grade students performed "The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven" for each other.  By classes, each group was assigned a verse and had to come up with creative movements for their particular verse.  We all sang the chorus together. Our third grade students were so creative that we were all smiling after each verse was performed. Feel free to ask your third grader to sing this hilarious song to you during your Thanksgiving dinner.

With just about two weeks left before our concert, fourth and fifth grade students will continue to be in full Chorus-mode!  Our Winter concert will be held on Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm! Please mark your calendar and invite your family and friends! We will not be using our sheet music in chorus anymore so please remind your child to sing and memorize their songs!

Music Homework- Don't forget to EAT, EAT and EAT!

We hope you all have wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

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