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Monday, March 2, 2015

String Update/Assignment (Performance Day!)

Today was PERFORMANCE DAY for the 3rd Graders!! (4th Graders are working on their challenging concert music). 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

  • Concert Sheet - please focus on Frere Jacques, especially the second line! :)

Fourth Graders
4A: Today we spent time on the William Tell Overture.  We were all a bit disappointed to hear that there was no improvement since last week.  Your experience in the lesson today hopefully portrays the importance of practicing.  Please get back in the habit of practicing- we need your wonderful music for the concert!!

  • William Tell Overture
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
4B:  Today we played through all of the William Tell Overture- it sounds awesome!  We also had time to run through Hickory Dickory Dock, then review the Submarine Song.
  • William Tell Overture
  • Submarine Song
(note:  not all students choose to be videotaped)

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