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Friday, December 12, 2014

Weekly Review 12/8-12/12

It was a BIG week for our talented 4th and 5th grade students! They did an AMAZING job performing at the Winter Concert on Wednesday. Congratulations!!!! Mrs. Rzasa and I are very proud of you all!

Once again, we will be singing in the hallway in front of the cafeteria to bring in the holiday spirit on Dec. 17th, 18th, and 19th!  Feel free to join us! Your child will be singing with his/her class during their music class. Here are the dates and times:

Holiday Sing-Along: Dec. 17-Dec. 19

Wednesday, December 17th:
10:30 Keating
11:30 Farrand
Thursday, December 18th:    
8:30 Burns, Rabazzi
9:15 Gonzalez, Warford
10:30 Cyr, Kippenberger
11:30 Santullo
1:15 Farrell, Panagiotopoulos

Friday, December 19th:

8:30 Olshaw, Conceison

9:15 Weinberg, Harlow

10:30 Ferullo

11:30 Nelson, McLaughlin

1:15 Burnham, Gearin

Our 1st grade students listened to the "March" from the Nutcracker ballet. We discovered that there are three main themes to this suite and danced to it. The themes were soldiers, puppets, and mice because of how they sound. We had so much fun dancing like and to these themes.

In second grade , we watched a video of "The Nutcracker." It was performed by the New York City Ballet.  The students now know that in a ballet, the story is conveyed through dance and movement instead of through spoken words.  The only voice you hear is the narrator, who occasionally speaks to give extra details about the story.

The third graders reviewed music notation on their IPAD and learned a fun song to help remember the name of the notes. Ask your child to sing the song for you!  Our recorder unit is coming up! Mrs. Rzasa and I sent home information about the recorder and the Lexington Symphony Field Trip. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! The third graders also learned a fun dance during the holiday season called the "Jingle Bell Mixer." Here are the performances:

In fourth and fifth grade, we watched a video of the concert in class and assessed the performance.  It is always beneficial for musicians to discuss how they did individually, and how they did as an ensemble.  It helps them to develop better musicianship.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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