Mrs. Niu - Mrs. Rzasa -
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Monday, January 5, 2015

String Update/Assignment - (Performance Day!)

Today was PERFORMANCE DAY!!  This is an opportunity for each student to play a piece that represents their best.  Below are some of the benefits of Performance Day:

  • Students play for, and inspire, their peers
  • Students gain independence playing alone
  • The more frequently they perform, the less nerves there will be come concert time
  • I can more accurately assess each student, and help them one-on-one
  • Each student becomes a teaching tool for the others in class, and students may offer suggestions to help their peers. 
  • It's fun!

Before we get to the videos, here are the assignments for the week:

Third Graders

  • Page 15 (pizzicato first, then with the bow)
  • Practice the D scale with the bow using different fun rhythms!

Fourth Graders
  • Page 20
  • Brainstorm ideas for a fun Spring concert song!
  • Pages 32 and 33
  • If you were still having trouble on page 31, please review it- those G string notes are a bit tricky! 
  • Brainstorm ideas for a fun Spring concert song!

(note:  not all students choose to be videotaped)

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