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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Weekly Review 1/22-1/25

The first grade students created their very own Peter and the Wolf book.  On one page of the book, the students had to color the picture of an instrument. On the next page, the students had to draw and color the character that represented that particular instrument. This project tested their memories and brought out their creativity! We hope your first grader shared their Peter and the Wolf book with you.  The first grade students also learned a fun song with movement called, "A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea." Here is Mrs. Gearin and Mrs. Burnham's class performing this song:

This week, second graders put all that they learned about the 4 instrument families to the test! They played an interactive game on the Touch It Board called, "A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." It is based on Benjamin Britten's musical composition, "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." It is a listening game that takes you on a safari adventure as you visit the 4 instrument families and unlock each of their games.

The third graders will be receiving their recorders very soon! If your student has not paid for one, PLEASE make sure that they pay for one as soon as possible! Third grade students will be taking a music test next week. Mrs. Rzasa and I handed every student a study guide. Everything that they need to know to pass the note reading exam is on the study guide! To prepare for the test and for the recorders, we have been playing fun music notation games on our classroom floor staff. We also wrote thank you notes to members of the Lexington Symphony, telling them what we enjoyed and what we learned from the concert.

We recorded all Fourth and fifth grade students playing "Auld Lang Syne" on the tone chimes. Mrs. Gonzalez and Mrs. Burn's class still need to be recorded. Other than these two classes, you can find your student's class video in the previous post. All the students performed and sang very well!

In chorus the students reviewed "The Wind (5th grade), " "Rhythm of the Rain (4th grade),"  "3 Elements (4th & 5th grade)" and started a new song called, "Turned the World Around (4th & 5th Grade)"

We hope you have a fabulous weekend! Please stay warm!

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